- Special Features
Blogs & Columns
- Fun & Games
Donald Glover insisted that his posts on Instagram were him just wanting to be open with fans.
Childish Gambino said in an exclusive interview with NME that, "I just wanted to be honest."
"I'm not having a personality crisis, more like a personality burst," he added. "People are like, 'Ah, this guy is unstable,' but it's like, you guys are the ones who are unstable, you're just dying the same way your grandfather died, doing the same old f---ed up s--t. I'm just being alive."
Glover also took time to explain some of the notes that he posted, including the one where he insisted he didn't want to rap. He said it wasn't that he was quitting music, but it's that he's not a fan of the term "rapper."
"I just don't like the term 'rapper.' It exists but I'm definitely not a rapper. Rap is all balances of coolness and who can do the most with just their bravado. I don't have that. That's not my game."
The Community actor said that the term can also pigeonhole artists. He said, "Kanye [Weest] says they won't let him make pants. This guy's a genius and they won't let him make cool s--t because he's a rapper. You can speak to Kid Cudi or A$AP Rocky and they don't want to be rappers either. People don't think: 'Oh, he's a rapper and he has his own design company,' which is sad."
He admitted that he made the posts since "I felt like I needed to be heard."
As previously reported, on Monday, the actor went on Instagram and posted several notes on his fears and thoughts on his music and Community. It made people speculate if Glover was having a breakdown.
image: Wikimedia Commons