The animated video for the RCA-released song depicts Gambino walking down the street of a suburban neighborhood and encountering a host of hip-hop stars engaging in various unusual activities, ranging from Drake chasing down Future on a bicycle to Nicki Minaj and Travis Scott playing with children’s blocks.
During a dream sequence, a crying Kanye West is seen wearing a Make America Great Again hat and is being consoled by the former first lady. Fans were understandably upset, with some of the more angry viewers seeing the moment as an insult to black women, while others believed Obama represents Kanye’s late mother.
Check out the video and the Twitter reactions below.
Michelle Obama comforting Kanye West in ‘Feels like Summer’ video was suppose to depict her being a mother like figure for Kanye being that Kanye seems lost in life and doesn’t have a mother.
— Xum’13 (@13Xum) September 3, 2018
When I saw the image of Kanye West crying in the Make America Great Again cap and Michelle Obama coming up to console him in on Childish Gambino's Feels Like Summer video, I legit got a lump in my throat… pic.twitter.com/ABl2a15wPl
— Khulekani Magubane (@KhulekaniMag) September 3, 2018
Waiting yall to stop this nonsense that its black women job to fix black men https://t.co/nAqVnEjObH
— Chuuuuuuupar xoxota (@Brasileirizada) September 2, 2018