Drake Calls Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’ Overrated in Tour Visual After Childish Admitted the Song Was Originally a Drake Diss
Drake Disses Childish Gambino's "This Is America"
Drake and 21 Savage kicked off their It's All a Blur Tour on Wednesday night (July 5) at Chicago's United Center. During Drake's 35-song solo set, the visuals surrounding the bottom portion of the stage display messages to the crowd. One message is a direct shot at Childish Gambino. In video of the show captured by a concertgoer below, Drizzy is on the stage performing his 2011 song "Headlines" as headlines scroll across the screen. One of them reads: "The overrated and overawarded hit song "This Is America" was originally a Drake diss record."
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Childish Gambino Admits 'This Is America' Was Initially a Drake Diss
"The idea of the song started as a joke," Childish Gambino told GQ around the 17:40 mark of the interview below. "To be completely honest, 'This is America' [the lyric] - that was all we had was that line. It started as a Drake diss, to be honest, as like a funny way of doing it. But then I was like, this shit sounds kind of hard though. So I was like, let me play with it."
Drake's It's All a Blur Tour
Drake launched his 56-date It's All a Blur Tour with 21 Savage last night and the tour has been the talk of the internet. For one, Drake's set included a light show of swimming sperm. The Boy also performed with a huge statue of Virgil Abloh as well as a hologram of his younger self. Drake was also hit by a phone thrown from the crowd during the show.
Take a look at Drake dissing Childish Gambino on his stage.