Childish Gambino Calls Kanye A “Prophet”, Says A$AP Rocky “Sneak Dissed” Him + More (VIDEO)

(AllHipHop News) Childish Gambino recently posted Instagram pictures listing all of his fears, but there is one thing he is not afraid of doing: giving adulation to fellow rappers. In a recent interview with FUSE, the actor/rapper speaks on his perceptions of both A$AP Rocky and Kanye West and how one of them sneak dissed him.

Gambino admits he’s “probably the most insecure person” he knows and openly admires other emcees for their confidence. One haughty rapper in particular, A$AP Rocky, recently shared with Gambino a warm backhanded compliment:

I could never be A$AP Rocky. I could never be him. Too much confidence in himself. It was funny, because yesterday he kind of sneak dissed me but also gave me props but gave himself props at the same time. He was like ‘I know you want to be me but it’s funny, ’cause I want to be you.’

Gambino took his rapper appreciation to new heights when describing Kanye West. After referring to the man as a “genius”, Gambino intriguingly likens the Yeezus artist to an entity more important than simply an artist:

I always thought he was a genius. I love Kanye. I think he’s the best. Not even just on  music level, because I try to not be like ‘he’s just a musician, he’s a rapper,’ cause I think that holds people back. I think he’s like a prophet. He makes people want to better.

Childish Gambino’s upcoming album experience Because The Internet will be available on December 10th.

Check out Gambino talk Kanye West, A$AP Rocky, Because The Internet and more below:

  • Escobar

    Always sitting legs crossed in any given interview. I think he’s a real dude though. Not really my style of Hip Hop, but shouts, shouts.

  • chippc

    I think I would have karate chopped ASAP in the throat if he said I wanted to be like him.

  • Stay Phokus

    he’s better as a comedian

    • chippc

      I actually watched one of his stand up on comedy centrel and didn’t find it very funny. His character on Community always had me cracking up though.

    • disqus_xpmwx1oUV3

      I find that funny, because he is one of the best MC’s in the game easily lol but okay.

      • Josh Sykes


  • Crenshaw on my shirt

    Nigga comb yo hair.

    • Escobar

      Tell that to The Weeknd. LOL

      • disqus_xpmwx1oUV3

        The Weeknd has freeform dreads AKA real rasta natty locs and they look better than conventional ones if you ask me.

      • Escobar

        The Weeknd is also the greatest RnB artist of our generation.

  • disqus_xpmwx1oUV3

    Childish Gambino is a real backpack rapper, not that half assed shit people pose as backpack and this includes kendrick, because a lot of cats think he represents backpack lyricism and he does not. Then they listen to some real backpack shit and say its not my style, then niggas need to understand the full dimensions of alternative rap before they open their mouth.