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Childish Gambino: "Kanye West Is Like a Prophet"

"It's sad people don't let him do what he wants to do," the actor/rapper says of 'Yeezus' star. "He makes people want to be better"

Earlier this month, actor-turned-rapper Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) announced he's taking time off from his day job on NBC's Community to focus on music. Fuse caught up with the Georgia-bred star, who said Kanye West's approach to albums is influencing his new material.

"I don't think Kanye puts out records, he puts out whole things: There's projections, booklets, there's a show that goes with it," he explains. "If you're going to put out a body of work, it should be an experience...I don't believe in albums, I don't want to do albums. I want to make worlds and stories that people can live in for years if they want to do."

But his love for 'Ye doesn't stop there. "I think he's the best," Glover continued. "Not even just on music level—I try not to be like 'he's a musician' or 'he's a rapper,' that holds people back—I think he's like a prophet. He makes people want to be better, work harder and pushes all of us forward. I think it's kind of sad people don't let him do what he wants to do."

Watch the full interview above for more Childish Gambino and to find out why he "could never be A$AP Rocky."

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