October 15, 2013


Donald Glover Shares Deep Fears & Regrets in Startling Instagram Post

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Days after unveiling a new single, "Yaphet Kotto," Donald Glover, AKA Childish Gambino, posted a series of intimate notes to Instagram opening up about his rap career. They were written on hotel stationary, so hopefully this isn't just some joke on behalf of Marriott's integrated marketing team.

Though it was reported that the actor-turned-rapper reduced his role on the NBC show Community to focus more on music, it seems that might not be the case. "I'm afraid this is all an accident," he wrote. "I'm afraid [Community creator] Dan Harmon hates me... I'm scared I won't know anything ever again..."

He continued, "I didn't leave Community to rap. I don't wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own."

Glover also revealed that he's "been sick this year," making some fans wonder if the "Real Estate" rapper is dealing with depression. "This is the first time I've felt helpless. But I'm not on that."

Glover also opened up about why he chose to release his new album, Because the Internet, in the winter despite his label Glassnote's suggestions. "The label doesn't want me to release in December because it's not a holiday record and I'm not a big artist. I started the record last Christmas. Christmas always made me feel lonely, but it helped me restart the new year. I want people to [get] this album when everything's closed. When everything slows down and quiet. So you can start over."

Read all seven of Donald Glover's revealing notes on his Instagram.