Childish Gambino has been accused of ripping off another rapper in ‘This Is America’

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There are quite a few similarities.

It seems we cannot have nice things in this world.

2018’s most applauded song, Childish Gambino’s ‘This Is America’, has now come under fire with claims of copyright issues.

Fans of American rapper Jase Harley have likened ‘This Is America’ to his song ‘American Pharaoh’ which was released in 2016. Melodies aside, fans are claiming similarities including instrumentation, lyrical rhythm and subject.

In a series of Instagram comments to fans, Harley responded to the claims, agreeing that Gambino may have been influenced by his work.

“A shout out would be cool. All good tho… he’s a great artist, dope I could’ve had some influence on the record.

“It’s all love at the end of the day, just glad my music could’ve been an influence to him and glad ppl took notice. He’s a talented artist either way.”

Listen to both tracks below.


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