Among the appearances make sense: Kodak Black, who was arrested earlier this 12 months for home arrest violations, cannot come out to play with Lil Pump and Trippie Redd after they knock on his door. Different references are head scratchers: Why is Azealia Banks in a tree?
Fam Rothstein — the music supervisor for the hit present, “Atlanta,” created by Donald Glover, the title by which Infantile Gambino was higher recognized earlier than his music profession took off in 2011 — credited the video’s animation to Justin Richburg, whose paintings has appeared in “Atlanta.”
Listed here are among the notable cameos within the video:
Kanye West and Michelle Obama
Yeezy seems in a Make America Nice Once more hat, little doubt a reference to him controversially championing President Donald Trump earlier this 12 months. As West weeps, former first woman Michelle Obama seems from the darkness behind him and embraces him.
The reference to Infantile Gambino’s fellow ATLiens, Large Boi and Andre 3000, is not clear, however they’re featured amongst different entertainers, together with Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, who’re portrayed of their youthful days.
Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott
Drake and Future
As Infantile Gambino walks down the road, Future passes on a bicycle with Drake chasing him. As Future disappears into the gap, Drake shakes his fist at him earlier than doubling over, hand on his knee in defeat. By all accounts, the rappers are buddies. Future has toured with Drake and the pair has teamed up on a mixtape, in addition to the singles, “Used To This” and “Jumpman.”
One other fellow ATLien, Guwop seems shirtless, his tattooed torso sprawled on a towel in a entrance yard. Probably the most curious half about this look is that as Gucci naps, hip-hop luminaries Dr. Dre, Sean Combs, Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa and Jay-Z do the Electrical Slide within the background.
After dousing Meek, King Push and Weezy within the earlier scene, Swae Lee and Slim Jxmmi of Rae Sremmurd, portrayed within the video as kids, spray J. Cole with Tremendous Soaker water weapons because the Fayetteville, North Carolina, rapper waters his yard. Cole turns his hose on Swae Lee. Infantile Gambino’s “This Is America” tour with Rae Sremmurd kicks off this week.