Donald Glover announces end of Childish Gambino

Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino performing at the Governor's Ball Music Festival.
Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino performing at the Governor's Ball Music Festival. Photo credit: Getty

Actor and musician Donald Glover has announced he's bidding farewell to his musical alter-ego, Childish Gambino.

The 'Redbone' singer announced at the Governor's Ball Music Festival in New York City on Saturday (local time) that his next album will be his last.

"I'll see you for the last Gambino album," he said at the end of his performance.

Glover told Huffpost this week that he's walkingaway from the moniker in an effort to not compromise his 'punk' image. 

"I feel like there's got to be a reason to do things and I always had a reason to be punk. Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at Atlanta as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn't be punk anymore," he said

"As much as 'Redbone' is a punk song because it's a gospel song that's on the radio, I'm like there's only so far you can go before you just are the radio."

Since starting his music career in 2008, the Grammy-nominated artist has released seven mix tapes, two EPs and three studio albums.

Glover says he will now focus on his acting career. In addition to working on season two of Atlanta and FXX's new animated series for Marvel's Deadpool, Glover will appear in Spider-Man: Homecoming, the upcoming Han Solo: A Star Wars Story and in Disney's remake of The Lion King as the voice of Simba.

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