Donald Glover doesn’t want to be Childish Gambino anymore because he doesn’t want to be a “third sequel.”Donald Glover shocked his fans this past weekend when he announced that the next Childish Gambino album would also be the last Childish Gambino album. He shared the sad news at the end of his set at Governor’s Ball.
“There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’” he said. “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 continued, “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. As much as “Redbone” is a punk song because it’s a gospel song that’s on the radio, I’m like there’s only so far you can go before you just are the radio.”
Glover has been releasing music under the Gambino name since 2008. “Redbone” is the highest charting Childish Gambino song to date. The song was also featured in the popular movie Get Out. Glover did not reveal when or if the final Gambino album would coming.