Childish Gambino Admits Depression, Explains Relationship With Jhené Aiko

Posted on November 4th, 2013
Staff Editor

Donald Glover Juan Epstein

Hip-hop’s favorite blerd (black-nerd) Childish Gambino, or Donald Glover, stopped by Juan Epstein with Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds to talk about what’s been going on in his life recently. After talking about the process of making his upcoming album, because the internet, CG answered questions about the recent set of notes he released through pictures on Instagram.

“With the Instagram stuff, I was a little mad because, like, everybody was just trying to make me into something—like trying to close it up,” he said. “Everybody was being like ‘Oh here, this is okay. Like, you’re fine. It’s not a crisis, here. Take these pills, you’ll feel—’ Like everybody was trying to fix it and I don’t like, I didn’t like—like fix how I feel… The people don’t want to be vulnerable. And that’s the thing, that’s just me. I was like ‘Man, I’m insecure. I know me. I’m just gonna let it out.'”

Later on in the interview, he went on to describe his relationship with Jhené Aiko. “I think she’s special. She doesn’t need anyone. Like that’s the thing. Even if we were together, she wouldn’t really belong to me. She doesn’t belong to anything and I would know that. And that’s the thing, I’ve never had to deal with that…She’s off in her own world. I remember I was talking to her about music and we were just talking and chilling and she was like, ‘I make songs. I just write songs and I make music. That’s it.'” – Keith Reid-Cleveland

Check out the entire interview below.


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