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Donald Glover Doesn’t Want Childish Gambino to Be ‘Transformers’

The end is drawing near for Donald Glover’s rap persona Childish Gambino. At the Governor’s Ball over the weekend, Glover said, “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album.”

This didn’t sit well with many fans, but Complex’s Charles Holmes believes now is the right time for Gambino to walk away.

In a world that now belongs to Donald Glover, there seems to be less room for Childish Gambino, both logistically and creatively.

With the success of Atlanta, Glover has a full plate in the next few years. He’ll be in a Han Solo spin-off as Lando Calrissian, he has a place in the latest Spider-Man franchise, he’s voicing Simba in The Lion King remake, and he’s creating an animated Deadpool series.

But Glover’s reasons for ending Childish Gambino seem to have little to do with lack of time and more to do with the right timing.

During an event to promote his FX show “Atlanta” on Monday, Glover told HuffPost he’s ending his music career because he doesn’t think it’s “necessary” anymore.

“There’s nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we’re like, ‘again?’” he said. “You know, I like it when something’s good and when it comes back there’s a reason to come back, there’s a reason to do that.”

Michael Bay is very confused by this statement.

Glover gave us three albums as Gambino, each much different. His creativity is something he obviously takes pride in, and if he doesn’t feel like he can create anymore as Gambino, he’s right to end things before he becomes a joke.

The last Gambino album likely won’t grace our ears for another two years, so we’ll have plenty of time to freak out and be sad. In that time, we better get the long-rumored Gambino and Chance the Rapper collaboration.

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