'SNL' Writers and Director Explain How Donald Glover 'Friendos' Skit Came Together

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The video debuted after Glover hosted Saturday Night Live in the USA on May 5 and racked up nearly 90 million views on YouTube in less than a week.

At the time of writing it has clocked 97 million views - probably because many of us have watched it over and over again in an attempt to decode all the hidden meanings littered across the four-minute music video.

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The references in the video, directed by Glover's Atlanta collaborator Hiro Murai, are quick and sharp, prompting viewers to keep the music video on repeat. As of right now at least, the performer, known as Childish Gambino, just can't deal with the hot takes.

"Some friends have sent a couple [of the pieces], but, for real, I haven't been on the Internet since [it came out]", he told Jimmy Kimmel. "I was like, 'I don't want to be in all the mix.' It's bad for me. I'm really sensitive, so I'm like I'll just let it be". Well, sort of. "More like, I see one negative thing and I track that person down".

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The singer is now the star of Solo: A Star Wars Story. "I'll go into their Instagram and say, 'you're not so great.' 'That baby's not even that cute, '" he quipped'.

So he doesn't like seeing mean things being said about him? He dished to Kimmel about the experience playing Lando, walking around with his Star Wars fan father on the film's set, and chatting with original Lando actor Billy Dee Williams.

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They rehearsed the skit with SNL's music director, Eli Brueggemann, who also made the beat, but Glover picked it up quickly because he's "such a pro", according to Stephen.

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