Back in April, Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino talked about how his 2018 hit “This Is America” originally started out as a Drake diss track. “To be completely honest, ‘This is America’ — 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,” Glover told GQ in a video interview. Now, Drake has hit back — subtly.
At the opening night of his and 21 Savage’s It’s All A Blur Tour in Chicago (the very one where Drake was hit by a phone — seriously, stop throwing stuff onstage at shows!), a news ticker ran across the stage as Drake performed “Headlines.” The ticker said: “The overrated and over awarded hit song ‘This Is America’ was originally a Drake diss record.” Watch that moment go down below.