Talk about an entrance. Draped in color-shifting Christmas lights, Childish Gambino walked to the stage during Sunday night's (March 16) 2014 mtvU Woodie Awards special singing the hook to his song "3005," while giving dap to audience members gathered in Austin, Texas for the 10th annual show .
"Girl why is you lying, girl why you Mufasa," he rhymed. "Yeah, mi casa su casa, got stripper like Gaza/Got so high off volcanoes, now the flow is so lava." With his face illuminated only by the lights, Gambino (aka comedian Donald Glover), was joined by a marching band similarly lit up, as they made their way to the stage like a New Orleans crew marching in a nighttime Mardi Gras celebration.
As the hook of the song played out, Gambino shed his light vest and jumped right into "Sweatpants," hitting the song's lyrics hard in just a white T, board shorts and sneakers. "Hip deep in the Pepto/I got five on her like Ben Folds/I got more tail than that Petco/You faker than some Sweet'NLow," he quick-fire rapped, dropping more product placement in two lines than Hova himself.
His band grinding away behind him, Gambino wound things up by breaking into a dancehall-style patois, bouncing his way across the stage and getting so hyped he just had to drop the mic and walk off. Now, that is how you end an awards show.