Donald Glover, aka Childish Gambino, dropped the first track and the title to his upcoming second album, Because The Internet, late last week, but today he took to Instagram to talk about some of the things he’s been dealing with of late.
He initially starts off with a series of fears—”I’m afraid of the future” and “I’m scared I will never reach my potential” and “I’m scared people will find out what I masturbate to”—and keeps it going for the first four posts. They range from self-deprecating humor (a la the masturbation line) to real, serious fears about his career (“I’m scared I’ll never grow out of bro rape” and “I’m afraid Dan Harmon hates me”).
But then he directly addresses his hip-hop career, saying “I didn’t leave Community to rap. I don’t wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own.” His final note reads, “The label doesn’t want me to release in December ’cause 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…this album when everything’s closed. When everything slows down and quiet. So you can start over.”
Read the Instagrams, written on Residence Inn Marriott note cards, below.