Donald Glover opens up on the music industry: “No one has good intentions”

The star has confirmed he will soon retire his Childish Gambino musical guise

Donald Glover – aka Childish Gambino – has opened up on the music industry, stating that “no one has good intentions.”

The actor and musician has announced his plans to retire from music following up upcoming third Childish Gambino, set for release via RCA.

Now, in a New Yorker interview, the star has spoken out about his experiences in music. Explaining his disenchantment with the entertainment industries, Glover says: “Before my first album came out, I wanted people to like me, and to realise that I had good intentions. Then I realised that no one has good intentions—we all just have incentives.” He goes on to recount a tale of his label’s boss ‘ruining’ an intimate album playback.

Later in the interview, he also states that his critically-acclaimed TV show Atlanta may have a limited shelf-life, too. “There are so few stories available to us,” Glover says. “That’s why I’m not going to be making music much longer, and Atlanta won’t interest me much longer. 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.”

Speaking recently about his plans to retire from music, the star said: “I’m really appreciative of this [Grammy]. I’m making another project right now. But I like endings, I think they’re important to progress.

“I think if a lot of things had death clauses in them we wouldn’t have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest. I think endings are good because they force things to get better.”

Elsewhere, shooting is currently underway on the second season of Atlanta.