Donald Glover confirms the end for Childish Gambino
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 January 2018
Donald Glover has confirmed he is retiring his rap alter ego Childish Gambino, as he prepares to launch a new music project
Donald Glover has confirmed he is retiring Childish Gambino because he thinks change is "important to progress".
The 'Redbone' singer picked up a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for the hit at the award ceremony at the weekend, but told reporters backstage he had not changed his mind that his next album will be Gambino's last.
In a video posted on YouTube by Variety, 33-year-old Donald said: "I stand by that. I'm really appreciative of this [Grammy]. I'm making another project right now. But I like endings, I think they're important to progress.
"I think if a lot of things had death clauses in them we wouldn't have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest. I think endings are good because they force things to get better."
The 'Atlanta' creator - who juggles music with acting and directing - has just signed a new record deal with RCA and has promised fans new music very soon.
But during a live show last year he revealed his next Gambino album - the follow-up to critically acclaimed 2016 album 'Awaken, My Love' - will be his last.
Speaking about the decision, Donald said previously: "There's nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we're like, 'again?'
"You know, I like it when something's good and when it comes back there's a reason to come back, there's a reason to do that."
He added: "Like I feel like there's gotta be a reason to do things and I always had a reason to be punk.
"Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at 'Atlanta' as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn't be punk anymore."