Donald Glover pulled double-duty as host and musical guest on Saturday Night Live, but as he joked during his monologue, he’s not just a triple threat, he’s a threat!
Actually, more promise than threat.
Glover has lived up to his youthful promise and potential, and then some. Sure he was a Grammy and an Emmy winner for his recent efforts in music as Childish Gambino and onscreen with his FX series, Atlanta.
But his newest music video, which dropped Saturday night, proves he can make a great song and an artistic statement at the same time. “This Is America” shows the comedian, actor and musician dancing topless around the stage, all while shooting up the place. Arresting. Catchy. Powerful. This is America, indeed.
And this was Glover’s SNL monologue. Did you know Glover auditioned twice for SNL but never goth hired? Fancy that. Good thing everything worked out for him and us.