The US President visited the UK for four days last week for a “working visit”, but his presence in the country sparked a number of protests. The most notable demonstration occurred in central London as a group of protestors inflated a giant effigy of Trump, depicting him as an orange baby.
During his headline set at Lovebox on Saturday night (July 14), Gambino took time to praise the efforts of the protestors and the city of London in general, where he lived last year while filming Solo: A Star Wars Story.
“I lived in London for a whole year… that shit changed my life,” he said during the set. “You know we’re not that different,. I’ve been seeing the same shit here that I be seeing in America.
“I used to be like, ‘Oh man, London can’t be that bad, you don’t got guns like that.’ And then y’all came out with the acid, I was like, ‘Oh fuck! That shit is terrifying.’
The "baby Trump" balloon just appeared on stage at Trafalgar Square. They say they now plan to follow Trump to Scotland with the balloon and then around the world pic.twitter.com/LnfSspVP07
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“But everybody feels the same way,” he continued. “I was very proud to see that big balloon [of Trump]. That shit is unfair. But the scary part is you gotta fight for that shit. I know it’s scary as people with a bunch of technology and data to fight for shit, because you know what happens to people who fight for shit.
“You have to stick together because we’re stronger together. I want you guys to know that.”
Childish Gambino will play in London again in November.