Donald Glover Reveals His Fears And Insecurities On Instagram
Posted by Joseph Lee on 10.15.2013
Check out a few of the posts...
The Hollywood Reporter has noted that Donald Glover has used his Instagram account to reveal some of his insecurities, fears and regrets. You can see a few of the posts below.
The posts were handwritten on Marriott hotel stationery. They include such thoughts as "I'm afraid my parents won't live long enough to see my kids," "I'm afraid people hate who I really am," "I'm afraid people think I hate my race," "I'm afraid people think I hate women," and, "I'm scared I'll never grow out of bro rape." The last one is a reference to a sketch by Derrick Comedy, which Glover started his career with.
Glover committed to a shortened season of Community this year presumably to focus on his rap music as Childish Gambino. However, he seems to say he left for different reasons.
He said: "I didn't leave Community to rap. I don't wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own. I'm afraid [Community creator] Dan Harmon hates me. I've been sick this year, I've seen a bunch of people die this year. This is the first time I've felt helpless. But I'm not on that."
Glover's first break came with a writing gig on 30 Rock, which led to his role as Troy Barnes on Community. He recently signed a deal with FX to star, write and executive produce Atlanta, a music-themed show.
He's still rapping too. On October 8, he announced that his new album, Because the Internet, would be out in late December.
Co-Star Joel McHale said in August: "Obviously, Donald is a comic genius. His level of talent is pretty extraordinary and rare. His rap career is exploding, so I get why he wants to focus on it."