Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, is being accused of stealing his “This Is America” lyrical and musical content from an artist named Jase Harley who released a similar song back in 2016 called ‘American Pharaoh”.
“I feel extremely humbled to be recognized and labeled as one or the original inspirations for one of the most important pieces of music and visual art of our time. I appreciate all the love and support! But PLEASE DON’T let this controversy dilute the message me and @childishgambinoare trying to convey. We are speaking about injustices we’ve encountered and he’s helped to provide a platform for all our voices to be heard. Let’s not discredit him for that!”
Despite the assumptions the hit single was a copy, Gambino’s manager, Fam Rothstein, claims he has the proof, via pro tools, that “This Is America” conceived over three years ago, according to TMZ.
source – tmz