Childish Gambino's This Is America in plagiarism debate

Tuesday - 26/06/2018 11:23
Fans are debating whether Childish Gambino's This is America was copied from another song.
Childish Gambino's This Is America in plagiarism debate

Over the weekend someone on Reddit compared the hit with a 2016 track by Jase Harley - sparking a big debate.

The rapper in question has since posted on Instagram saying he too thinks his track was Childish Gambino's inspiration.

But a screen grab of a now-deleted tweet by Gambino's manager seems to show him denying plagiarism.

A still from the Childish Gambino video
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The video for This is America deals with police brutality and gun violence
 

This is America was released earlier this year and has since made the top 10 in the UK and number one in the US, while the video has been watched 300m times on YouTube alone.

It talks about black oppression, police brutality and gun violence in America.

But fans have been arguing online about whether it's too similar to another track, which was released in 2016.

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