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Donald Glover discusses the retirement of Childish Gambino


In a new interview, Donald Glover has discussed the possibility of retiring his Childish Gambino persona.

Glover was in attendance at the Golden Globes this week after receiving a nomination for ‘Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy TV’ thanks to his work in Atlanta. On the red carpet, Glover spoke with Laverne Cox, and confirmed he is currently working on new music. However, it may or may not be released under the alias of Childish Gambino.

“I’m making music right now,” he told Cox. “I love it. I’m in the studio, I’ve been bringing people in, secret people, and working on things.” Glover continued, “But I’m just making it for fun right now. But soon, something will happen I promise. Something will happen.”

When Cox brought up the retirement of Childish Gambino, Glover had some reassuring news for fans. He revealed, “No, no, no, that was out in the ethos. You don’t have to worry about that. He’ll be back.”

Previously, at New York’s Governors Ball festival in 2017, Glover told the audience: “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album.” Meanwhile, in an interview shortly afterwards with The Huffington Post, the rapper explained: “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.”

Later, at the 2018 Grammys, Glover seemed to backtrack about his retirement and 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.”

Last year, Glover confirmed to Jimmy Kimmel he was making music. “No, I’m making a lot of music. I really love doing it; I’ve made a bunch of it. It’s just really about how to experience it at this point,” Glover revealed.

He continued: “It used to just flow, but now I have kids – so nothing flows any more! … Nothing’s as easy as it used to be. So I do block off time now, because I want to be here for [my children] at this time. I have this kind of farm, I call it, an art farm. When I go there, then I get to be as ADD as I want.”