Twitter breaks down Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer” Video Clip

Twitter breaks down Childish Gambino’s “Feels Like Summer” Video Clip

Gambino generates thoughts.

After the drop of Childish Gambino‘s “This is America,” Twitter went to town on interpreting it’s many meanings, from the subliminal to the obvious. It’s become a habit now for Donald Glover to bring societal issues to the forefront of the mind through his music. So when he dropped the animated visuals for “Feels Like Summer” over the Labor Day Weekend, we just knew the Twittersphere would take note of every single little detail and their meaning.

And the sometimes wonderful, sometimes ugly people of Twitter didn’t disappoint.

Gambino himself has yet to speak about the project, illustrator Justin Richburg, credited as designing the animated characters, spoke with BBC about his own interpretation. “The concept of the video is that you’re just walking down the street on a summer day while the sun’s going down,” Richburg said. “Something like that just happened to be random because anything could be happening down a block. It was basically like a block party that Childish Gambino is walking from.”

But we know that there’s more to it than that.

Scenes featuring Kanye West’s MAGA hat, Nicki Minaj playing with Travis Scott, as well as solemn depictions of Kid Cudi and Chris Brown have fast become talking points.

Here’s the best interpretations thus far:

Gambino is warning listeners about climate change and the effects of global warming

Nicki Minaj feels undermined by Travis Scott

Chris Brown cannot move on from his past

Kanye West has become the very thing he once despised

Gambino is addressing the state of West’s mental health

. . . and ’Ye is in the sunken place or a shadow of his former self

The ice-cream is a tribute to the late XXXTentacion

Azealia Banks is still an outsider in the rap industry

Kid Cudi’s public and private battle with mental health

Soulja Boy reflects on his glory days

In related news, adidas have revealed that there is a collaboration with Childish Gambino in the works!

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