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Yes, Donald Glover is still retiring Childish Gambino

(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)
(Photo: Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Bad news, “Redbone” lovers—despite his Grammy win Sunday night, Donald Glover still plans to retire his Childish Gambino musical persona.

During the post-Grammys press conference, Glover was asked if he wasn’t reconsidering the decision to set aside his alter ego, which had just nabbed him a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Redbone” off his third album, Awaken My Love!. While he expressed gratitude, the young Lando Calrissian said that his latest success hasn’t changed his mind about setting aside Childish Gambino. “I like endings. I think they’re important to progress,” he told reporters at the post-ceremony blitz. “I think endings are good, because they force things to get better.”


Glover also said that he thinks more things should have expiration dates or “death clauses,” which is something he also said last summer about his time on Community. Clearly, Donald Glover is someone who knows when to walk away from the Sabacc table.

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