Read Donald Glover’s Bizarre Interview with.. Himself


Donald Glover rarely does interviews. And when he does, he usually isn’t a fan of the questions he gets asked. That’s why today he took matters into his own hands and published an interview where he asked himself his own questions via Interview Magazine.

Glover immediately addresses how this might be perceived as contrived, commenting that he doesn’t see how it’s “more contrived than any other interview.” What we’re most interested in, however, is any updates on new music. Here are the questions he asked himself about Childish Gambino:

Are you still making music?

Oh yeah, all the time. I’ve been rapping a lot. Producing. It’s fun again. Doing features.

Any you can talk about?

I did one that I don’t think is gonna come out. I think the artist, or the artist’s management, thinks the verse is too controversial.

Criticism seems to be a big engine in your career.


Any of it affect you personally? Like, do you regret making Camp?

Not at all. I like parts of that album and I learned so much. Mostly that concept doesn’t outshine content. But when they’re in equilibrium, it’s extremely potent. I don’t think I was clear on that album, and the songs weren’t catchy enough for me. Made it feel like novelty. Because I wouldn’t bop any of the songs in the car now. Maybe a couple of the hooks. But it allowed me to make Because the Internet, which I think has proven itself to be a classic.

You think BTI is a classic?

It’s the rap OK Computer. It’s prescient in tone and subject matter and it’s extremely influential. And I know no one’s gonna give me that until I’m dead. But it’s true.

You can check out the interview Donald Glover did with himself here.