Donald Glover Admits ‘This Is America’ Was Originally A Drake Diss

Iyanna Muhammad |

Donald Glover’s 2018 single “This Is America” is his biggest hit but says the origin of the song is not what everybody thinks.

“I had the idea three years before. I told [director] Hiro [Murai] the idea, and he’s like, ‘I really want to do that.’ The idea for the song started as a joke. To be completely honest, ‘This is America’ — that was all we had was that line,” he told GQ.

“It started as a Drake diss, to be honest, as like a funny way of doing it. But then I was like, this sh-t sounds kind of hard though. So I was like, let me play with it.”

Glover also revealed he failed to make the SNL auditions TWICE…but he’s thankful he did.

“I dodged so many bullets,” Glover said. “Me being on ‘SNL’ would’ve killed me…But if I got on ‘SNL,’ my career wouldn’t have happened,” he said, adding, “And thank God.”

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