A series of Instagram posts by Donald Glover raised some red flags among his fans earlier this week, but according to the comedian and rapper, who goes by the stagename Childish Gambino in his musical pursuits, he was doing nothing more than venting.
In an interview with People, the 30-year-old Glover was simply having a bad night, leading to the series of posts on the social image website. Among some of his entries: "I feel like I'm letting everyone down," "I'm afraid ('Community' creator) Dan Harmon hates me," "I'm scared I'll never grow out of bro rape" and "I'm afraid my parents won't live long enough to see my kids." "I've been sick this year, I've seen a bunch of people die this year. This is the first time I've felt helpless. But I'm not on that," he added.
"That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, 'What's the point? Why am I even here?'" Glover told People. "I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself."
Though he admitted he had been feeling a bit down for some time, the "Community" star wouldn't label his status as depressed, saying that what he was feeling wasn't "that different from what everybody's feeling. Most people just don't tell everybody."
"I was just tired of telling people I was tired. It felt like every day someone would ask, 'What's wrong. Are you OK?' " he continued. "And I would say, 'I'm tired, I'm tired.' I didn't want to do that anymore. I guess sometimes not telling the truth is just as bad as telling a lie."
Still, the rapper -- whose second LP "Because the Internet" drops this December -- said he's glad he said what he said in the way and place he did so.
"I'm glad people saw it. I feel like I got some stuff out there," Glover said. "I got it off my chest. It felt like I had been holding on to something."