I’m screamin’ “What the fuck is up?” like I ain't seen the sky
This is some goofy wordplay:
- “What the fuck is up?” could be interpreted figuratively (as it most commonly is) to mean, “What’s going on?”
- This question could also be construed literally, as in, “What the fuck is up [there]?” or, “What’s above me/us?” in which case the answer would ultimately be the sky. The only reason Childish Gambino would wonder what was above him/us (the sky) would be if he hadn’t seen it.
- Less literally again, he could be saying “What’s above me?” to mean he believes there’s no one above him.
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