“This Is America” is the most popular song by artist Childish Gambino and now he is facing a copyright lawsuit by Emelike Nwosuocha, a rapper known as Kidd West. West claims that the hook for his 2016 “Made In America” was ripped off by Childish Gambino. Nwosuocha is not just suing Gambino, but also the co-writers, the record label, Roc Nation, and Young Thug.
According to Kidd West, “the hook of “This Is America” is “unmistakably substantially similar, if not practically identical. Gambino’s track features the lines, “This is America/ Guns in my area/ I got the strap/ I gotta carry ’em.” While West’s lyrics are strikingly similar, “Made in America/ Flex on the radio/ Made me a terrorist/ Pessimistic n***as/ You should just cherish this.”
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