Donald Glover – otherwise known as Childish Gambino – has opened up about the music industry, saying that “no one has good intentions.”
In a recent interview with The New Yorker, the 34-year-old spoke about his experience in the music industry, saying that the more he entertained, the more he grew disenchanted with the business.
“Before my first album came out, I wanted people to like me, and to realize that I had good intentions,” he said. “Then I realized that no one has good intentions – we all just have incentives.”
The “Atlanta” star announced earlier this year that he will be retiring from music following the conclusion of his upcoming third Childish Gambino album.
Glover also spoke about his critically acclaimed TV show “Atlanta”, saying that it may have a limited shelf-life too.
“There are so few stories available to us, though. That’s why I’m not going to be making music much longer, and ‘Atlanta’ won’t interest me much longer,” he said. “Best-case scenario, the show is just a show that makes people aware. It’s not going to do the transformative work we’ve been talking about.”
Shooting for season two of “Atlanta” is currently underway.