Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has made a return to the spotlight amid the riots at the U.S. Capitol.
An armed and angry mob of Trump supporters stormed Capitol Hill and clashed with police on Wednesday as Congress convened to validate Joe Biden’s presidential win.
Gambino’s song, which conveys the rapper’s perspective of what it’s like to be a Black man in America, has since started popping up on social media.
Childish Gambino | This Is America pic.twitter.com/C3nosEoNSW
— HipHopHotspot (@HipHopxHotspot) January 6, 2021
In the words of Childish Gambino :
This is America. pic.twitter.com/asLgK6FVsv
— Thomas Raffy (@ThomasRaffy) January 6, 2021
THIS IS AMERICA. https://t.co/bv8dPnd2qg
— Melanie Roussell Newman (@MelanieRNewman) January 6, 2021
George Floyd was killed for an alleged fake $20 Bill. He was unarmed.
A white man can literally POINT A WEAPON at US House Members and is not shot at.
This is America. pic.twitter.com/wz4kUALvI9
— Londyn Robinson (rheuminate) (@londyloo) January 6, 2021
Despite Jan. 6 disturbance, which resulted in four deaths and over 50 arrests, Congress convened to count election votes and finally confirmed Biden’s victory as the forthcoming president of the United States.