Childish Gambino’s “This Is America” Wins Best Hip Hop Video at 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards
Childish Gambino's video for "This Is America" had the whole nation talking when it dropped. And now, it's racking up during awards season. Tonight, during the broadcast of the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards, the visual won the trophy for Best Hip Hop Video.
Although Childish's video was one of the year's most impactful clips, it was up against some pretty tough competition. Drake's "God's Plan," Cardi B's "I Like It" featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny, Kendrick Lamar's "Loyalty" featuring Rihanna, and Migos' "Walk It Talk It" featuring Drake were also up for nomination.
Best Hip Hop Video wasn't the only award "This Is America" won. It also garnered the award for "Impact Track," beat out a number of other moving songs from 2018.
"This Is America" features Gambino spitting some energetic raps while ad libs from Migos, BlocBoy JB and other artists play in the background. But the underlying meaning of both the lyrics and video paint a picture of the Black experience in America, also taking on issues such as gun violence and police brutality.
Revisit Childish Gambino's "This Is America" video below and check out the full winners list for the 2018 BET Hip Hop Awards.
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