Did Childish Gambino Steal “This Is America”?

Did Childish Gambino Steal “This Is America”?

Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” has gone platinum in less than 2 months of its release and has almost 300 million views on Youtube. But now, social media thinks the song might be stolen after finding Jase Harley’s “American Pharaoh” from 2016 on Soundcloud.

Harley told Instagram users that he is happy to have potentially served as inspiration for the record, but noted that “a shout out would be cool.”

Even though Gambino has not spoken on the alleged reference track yet, his manager Fam Udeorji, says “the Internet is a place of no consequences. I hate that Toronto Akademiks/every white blogger can say something as gospel and y’all take it,” he wrote on Twitter. “this song is 3 yrs old, and we have pro tools files to prove it. but fuck you and your moms, and your future fetuses. stay blessed.”

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