Childish Gambino has released a new animated music video for his song "Feels Like Summer," which he co-directed together with Greg Sharp and Ivan Dixon.
Fam Rothstein, Atlanta music supervisor, said that the star-studded video was illustrated by Justin Richburg. In the video, Donald Glover, who is also known by his stage name Childish Gambino, is seen walking through a celebrity-filled neighborhood on a nice summer day.
Among the celebrities who appeared in the cartoon video are Azealia Banks, who is sitting on a tree branch, Nicki Minaj, who gets angry at Travis Scott for ruining her block castle, Drake, whose bike was stolen by Future, as well as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, and Solange playing tug of war.
One of the most notable celebrity cameos is Kanye West, who is seen sobbing while wearing a hat that says "Make America Great Again." West was comforted by Michelle Obama with a hug, followed by Beyoncé. This iconic scene was done in reference to his tweets in favor of President Trump.
You don't have to agree with trump but the mob can't make me not love him. We are both dragon energy. He is my brother. I love everyone. I don't agree with everything anyone does. That's what makes us individuals. And we have the right to independent thought. — KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) April 25, 2018
SZA and Janelle Monae also made an appearance in the rapper, actor, and comedian's new music video. Other celebrities who made a cameo are Lil Yachty, who is seen eating a popsicle, Migos playing basketball in his driveway, Gucci Mane sunbathing, and Will Smith washing his car.
Rihanna, Whitney Houston, J.Cole, Outkast, and Kodak Black can also be spotted in his music video.
The song initially appeared in June together with "Summertime Magic." It was then followed by a sequence of "Summertime Starts Here" events that took place in Los Angeles, New York, and London.
"His mind is one of a kind and we worked hard on making this right," said Rothstein about the illustrator.
This is multi-talented artist's first music video since his big hit "This Is America," which was released in May. The controversial video inspired many parodies including "This is the TV" sketch by Lenny Henry, a Nigerian tribute banned by the country's government, and even a highly-discussed women's edit by YouTube personality Nicole Arbour.
Additionally, an animator recreated Gambino's "This Is America" using 1980 graphics technology in just a month. The artist made an amazing 470 frames of pixelated animation.
Reports suggest that Donald Grover will release his last album under his current moniker, Childish Gambino. The music star will start his "This Is America" Tour in North America with Rae Sremmurd in his hometown Atlanta on Sept. 6.