As we approach the one-year anniversary of “Control,” Childish Gambino has made an ambitious claim of his own: neither Drake, Kendrick Lamar nor ScHoolboy Q can best him at making music. The rapping actor fired a gang of shots at his genre’s leaders from a safe distance, calling into question rap’s current power rankings at a show in Sydney, Australia. Glover geared up for a war of words in a seemingly impromptu freestyle, staying afloat the entire time while delivering some energetic rhymes.
Backed by a live band, Gambino’s verbal gesture drew a strong reaction from the crowd, which erupted into a chorus of “ooo”s. “I’m the best rapper, definitely top 5,” Gambino said before threatening to cut the heads off of his competition: “I cut their head off, that’s every rapper living/That’s Kendrick, that’s Drake, that’s ScHoolboy, that’s everyone/I don’t give a fuck, I’ll fuckin’ kill you n****s.” Stay tuned for more news regarding Childish’s bold stance.