Childish Gambino talks about his recent Instagram posts, being"depressed", and his current relationship with Jhene Aiko on the Juan Epstein show.
Donald Glover, or in this case, Childish Gambino, recently caused concern amongst his fans after he posted several notes on Instagram last month which expressed some of his feelings, doubts, and concerns.
After those Instagram posts were taken out of context, Gambino then took to his twitter account to clear the air that he’s not clinically depressed. And during an appearance on Juan Epstein's podcast just the other night, Donald was asked about his “depression” again and answered this time by saying he’s just a little lost. He also believed that many people feel the same way, but just don’t express it.
“I’m just lost, man…Absolutely,” said the rapper when asked if he’s at all depressed. “But I don’t think mine is more important than—I feel like everyone else feels the exact same way…I don’t think we’re really doing or connecting with people.”
Speaking further on his Instagram posts, Gambino spoke on the need for individuals to only fix the problem themselves.
“With the Instagram stuff I was a little mad cause 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. 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. That’s the thing, I don’t think it was, but it went places. I posted some letters on Instagram that I wrote after a show and then people were like ‘Donald’s depressed or suicidal’…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 in the hour-long podcast, Donald talked about his relationship with fellow artist Jhene Aiko. When asked if he has ever had any sexual relations with Jhene, Gambino answered with a “no”. He also had this to say about the singer,
“And this is kinda why like I love her. I think she’s special. She doesn’t need anyone,” said Childish Gambino. “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.’”
Childish Gambino’s upcoming album, Because The Internet, is slated for a December 10th release date.
Take a listen to the whole interview below.