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Childish Gambino Goes On Twitter Rant About Social Media Activism & Wanting To Be A White Rapper


(AllHipHop News) Childish Gambino (aka Donald Glover) has spent the last few days sharing his thoughts about his personal experiences of being a black man in America and the criticism he has received by some observers that he is “a white rapper.”

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The former star of Community took on the label and began tweeting about what he felt are the advantages of being a white rapper, advantages Gambino expresses he does not receive as an African-American performer.

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Read parts of CG’s “poem” and response below.

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  • Dope

    I didn’t hear Rakim, Pac, Nas or Jay, or any other legend, wanting to be white on their way to be considered the greatest. Somehow making good music was enough to make them legendary… so how about making some music that will be considered a classic in years to come?

    And being white didn’t help Eminem when he lost Proof to guns, being white didn’t help Vanilla Ice when he got shook by Suge Knight etc..

    • Soulrebel1

      Em has said if himself he has ad advantages he said if was black I would have done half,, not hard to realize it called statistics they’re 2/3 of the population in US as of now,,, but don’t think you his point he doesn’t want to be white his venting cause people claim he is a white rapper

    • gurdyghost

      yeah I think your missing his point….He is ofton labeled a white rapper yet when he walks down the street hes still just another nigga in the eyes of the law. If you want to call him white then at least let him have the privileges that are associated with white skin.

      • Thomas Smith

        in other words that was his point through all the post…..that’s when you know when people write something they only look at the words and not the message

      • no these idots just read the headline and assume. i never heard his music so i read the tweets and got what he meant.

    • Casor_Greener

      proof is black and ice was a chump that got punked like a lot of other rappers

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  • M. Skittle

    Wahhhhh! I’m not black enough!!!!! This might be one of the sadest things I’ve ever seen. Here’s a tip, try making music that doesn’t suck. This dude just can’t get over the fact his music blows and no one gives two craps about it.

    • Thomas Smith

      Must not understand that was a poem he put on twitter…..understand the art before you make a stupid ass opinion…..smh

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        word!

      • M. Skittle

        I couldn’t possibly understand his amazingly insightful tweets, the guys are regular Ginsberg. Just for future reference, a bunch of rambling statements do not constitute a poem and they’re the furthest thing from art you can possibly get.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        next time reply to the person who made the statement about poems. and if you can read its not hard to understand

      • M. Skittle

        I just wish you knew basic sentence structure and punctuation rules. It’s not that hard to understand.

      • Thomas Smith

        most poets create there own structure….example some slam poets don’t follow “basic sentence structure or punctuation” again what are you talking about…….i am a poet so i know this….

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        corny ass reply coming from the guy who said…. “I couldn’t possibly understand his amazingly insightful tweets, the guys are regular Ginsberg”

      • RightOn

        Next time try not to make a huge deal out of nothing.

      • Arrie Mental Woodard

        Keep it moving bruh my comment was not directed towards you. There is nothing huge about what i said.

      • Thomas Smith

        how can you say that when they we as black people have created poems like that since the 1940’s so what are really talking about……again understand the art before you make a stupid ass opinion…..

    • Arrie Mental Woodard

      Actually some of his music is dope. but you didnt understand his tweets.

    • Right. He’s sucks so much that he just got done a US tour and is currently on tour over seas. So much so that he sold over 300,000 on his last album without a major label, something most rappers cant do with a major label. You’re right, no one gives a crap about his music.

    • MrsOno

      You just don’t get it and probably never will😴☝

    • Papi Peligro

      To his credit then. Iggy Azalea . . . ? He should feel some kind of way. Murda Bidness and Fancy are WACK. YOU WON’T PLAY THAT MESS 6 MONTHS FROM NOW.

  • ghettogov

    He may not be a white rapper, but truth is almost all of his fans are…so I see where people get it from..without that show he was on and him being a comedian this guy would not be big like he is because his music is not great…I like what he said though…

  • Brooklyn Stoop

    maybe childish Gambino is a moor?
    maybe he talking bout the legal term white.
    but seriously, look up whiteness in America. you’ll be surprised how many so called people of color are actually listed as white in this company……..I mean country

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  • El Dogga

    His music is wack and I don’t dig him but he has a point!!!

  • if you didnt understand what he meant dont feel bad. you’re just a moron.

    • RightOn

      Enough said!!!!

  • jd

    I. FEEL. THIS. WOW.

  • Brindle

    I don’t like this dude much, weirdo…. but I can feel his statements

    • J Burn

      so wouldn’t that negate the term ‘weirdo’ then????????

      • Brindle

        HELL NO! Its a whole lot of weirdos that have said something I agree with, it’s just one statement in time… Overall tho, he a weirdo, doing interviews with no shoes, saying dumbshit all the time that everybody knows or figured out already but him and his fans think its deep, HE A WEIRDO…

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        Says the guy with a pitbull for an Avi. Right….

      • So liking pitbulls makes him a weirdo? Ive been a Gambino fan since Culdesac. He’s probably my favorite rapper out right now and I have no problem saying that he’s weird.

      • SupaDoopaGhost1

        My point is everyone has their eccentricities, and just because he does “interviews with his shoes off” isnt a legit reason to look dwn on someone.

      • J Burn

        AGREED!!!

      • Brindle

        come on bruh! I can’t type everything, I’m busy… the shoes is just one example of many that he’s weird, but there’s nothing wrong with it, just not for me

      • Brindle

        exactly, dudes weird, its cool, but he weird…

      • He is. One of his stand ups was called “Weirdo”. He talks about how weird he is in half of his songs.

      • J Burn

        hahaha

      • Brindle

        lmao… I admit when it comes to dogs and the histories of the gritty breeds, yes, I’M A WEIRDO…

      • J Burn

        lyrically “Camp” is probably one of the best albums (or mixtapes) to come out in a long time….You named all the reasons he’s different than you…so you call him a weirdo?? but you said you agree with him….so that would, technically, make you one also….What’s wrong with us as a society( and I’m not absolving, I’m guilty of it myself too) is we feel compelled to label something we don’t indulge in or understand….The term “weirdo” implies you couldn’t relate….but you did, as you put it “it’s just one statement in time”….lmao….I mean, do you bro…just try to be more open-minded..especially if you have kids…be ez my boy

  • Chris

    Bruh went in.

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  • RightOn

    The irony is, he is one of the very few rappers that is angry enough to not just tweet but write a poem about the deadly shooting of an unarmed black man. Yup. Mr. Gambino got my respect. As most of you know, most of his fans are white but does he give a ff?

  • 313 Intelligence

    I don’t fucc with his music but I respect his mind for writing that poem. Point is no matter how many white fans he has he will never get the same benefits that white people get.

  • IROC

    Whites have always been fans of black music it goes back to R&B of 50’s and 60’s to Blues this young cat is bless he didn’t go thru what the artist went thru when they were putting white faces on album covers and adding their names as writers of hit songs ,

  • Papi Peligro

    I thought childish gambino was white. Entertainers race should be determined by their core audience. No offense. LOL.

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  • Jason Flores

    If you’re under the age of 35 and still focused on race you have failed your generation.

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