Childish Gambino Accused Of Stealing “This Is America” From Another Artist
Donald “Childish Gambino” Glover earned widespread praise for his song “This Is America” and its music video. The record debuted at #1 on the Hot 100 chart while also sparking countless think pieces about the themes presented in the visuals.
Gambino is now being accused of lifting his popular tune from a rapper named Jase Harley. A few Twitter users suggested “This Is America” sounds very similar to Harley’s “American Pharaoh.”
According to Tyler Conway of the Bleacher Report, Harley addressed the comparisons on Instagram. Conway posted a tweet that supposedly features quotes from the New Jersey representative.
“A shout out would be cool. all good tho… he’s a great artist, dope I could’ve had some influence on the record,” reads one of the messages. “American Pharaoh” appears on Harley’s 2016 album Free Pxrn: The Memoir of an American Heathen.
Gambino gave a short, impromptu performance of “This Is America” at last night’s BET Awards. The track’s video has amassed nearly 300 million views on YouTube since being uploaded on May 5.