Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, dropped another one of his singles on Saturday, titled ‘Feels Like Summer’, the official animated video of which constitutes several cartoon cameos of notable personalities.
The rapper gained an image for himself for making music about contentiously significant social issues when he dropped his music video for his song, This is America, on YouTube. The song reflects on aspects of American society which are often shrugged under a rug – the issues of race and gun violence in America. The video and audio was laced with subtle, and obvious metaphors alluding to these issues, and has crossed over 380 million views on YouTube.
His new song, Feels Like Summer, was released alongside another song called Summertime Magic. In the former, Gambino incorporates the concerning theme of climate change and delivers a poignant message with a catchy tune.
The video of the song incorporates cartoon cameos by notable personalities in the realm of politics, and also from pop-culture. The cameos include those of Chance the Rapper, Jaden Smith, Will Smith, Azealia Banks, Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, Rihanna, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Chris Brown, and the former First Lady of USA, Michelle Obama, amongst others.
In his video, the 34-year-old rapper has incorporated a frame of Michelle Obama comforting Kanye West, which has attracted its fair share of criticism, in addition to the appreciation he gained from some of his followers over it.
The controversial cameo of Kanye West wearing a Make America Great Again cap, with Michelle Obama comforting him, has garnered mixed emotions from the fans. Social media users have expressed varying reactions to the cameo, ranging from appreciation, to insults.
When I saw the image of Kanye West crying in the Make America Great Again cap and Michelle Obama coming up to console him in on Childish Gambino’s Feels Like Summer video, I legit got a lump in my throat… pic.twitter.com/ABl2a15wPl
— Khulekani Magubane (@KhulekaniMag) September 3, 2018
Michelle Obama comforting Kanye West in ‘Feels like Summer’ video was suppose to depict her being a mother like figure for Kanye being that Kanye seems lost in life and doesn’t have a mother.
— Xum’13 (@13Xum) September 3, 2018
Wish y’all would stop taking stuff out of context Gambino, because he had Michelle Obama hugging as sign of Kanye needing a black women to save him, y’all complaining saying it ain’t your job it’s actually compliment, saying black women are stronger when it comes to be yourself.
— Maarce (@Maarce7997) September 3, 2018
Michelle Obama gave Kanye West a hug in the new childish gambino video and that was the perfect shit to top the summer off..that whole video fye
— kushino lo (@DLoSteez) September 2, 2018
Watch the video here: