Childish Gambino (Donald Glover) Comes Out as Gay on Tamia ‘So Into You’ Cover

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Donald Glover, who also goes by Childish Gambino, came out as gay on a cover to Tamia’s 1998 hit song “So Into You.” The actor/rapper/singer intentionally used male pronouns in the song to make his declaration.

“I think you’re truly something special — Just what my dreams are really made of. Let’s stay together you and me boy, there’s no one like you around”, Gambino sang on the track.

The former 30 Rock actor also took to Tumblr to speak about the cover and his declaration. “I really wasn’t trying to make any type of formal statements on the track — I just didn’t feel the need to lie about who I am by changing words like ‘boy’ to ‘girl’, stated Childish Gambino. “We now live in a society where being gay is no longer looked at with the stigma that it was the past. I felt it was important to bring reality to my lyrics and express myself in a way that truly reflects my feelings.”

This is not the first time Gambino has revealed his sexuality through song. On Ariana Grande’s ‘Break Your Heart Right Back’ he rapped, “Listen, you got a man but your man ain’t loyal — Don’t understand how to spell it out for ya — Yes, I’m a ‘G’, from the ‘A’, and they ask ‘Y’ — Sorry had to tell you I’m a nice guy — Naw I’m a sick guy — Money too much, I step on stage and girls move too much …”

Childish Gambino has yet to announce a follow-up to his 2013 sophomore album “Because the Internet,” which debuted at number 7 on the Billboard 200 Chart after selling 96,000 copies in the first week.


  • Synerxy

    So many gay activist are so triggered rn lool. with yalls rainbow picture. You dont have to make it a world decleration that youre gay. just do you. no one wants to know what you put your clit on or what your dick in. Keep it to yourself. TMI.

  • Shona

    He’s not gay. Gambino has said this many times, “I’ve never done gay stuff before, so I don’t know if I am gay. Who knows, anyone could be gay, they just haven’t tried it yet.”
    Gambino, as an artist, doesn’t feel the need to chance the nouns of “boy” to girl, he doesn’t want to damage the integrity of a song he likes simply so he can avoid being labeled as gay. It’s qualities like that, that make him a great performer, only to be further reinforced by the fact that he’s very comfortable of who he is. That is what he is saying when he took to tumblr afterwards to explain the fact that he didn’t change the lyrics.
    As for the “Im a G from the ‘A’, and they ask ‘Y’” Lyric, this just shows Binos masterful lyrics, “I’m a G” (Gangster) “from the A” (Atlanta) “they ask Y” (why), it’s a double entendre, and in the song is him spelling it out for her “man” (who isn’t loyal) and saying that he is gay, not Bino.
    You should really take this down, it’s a sad excuse for an article with quotes that has been widely blown out of proportion. There is no confirmation here whatsoever.

    • Marvin Melhorn

      You can be gay and still be a virgin or celibate. After all, sexuality is what you are attracted to sexually/romantically. So, you can still have attraction to people, even if you never have sex with them.

  • Mike

    this article is all lies. He never said that, Donald Glover doesn’t even have a tumblr. He hasn’t been active on social media in over a year. Plus he wasn’t an actor on 30 rock, he was a writer

  • SHOCKED…..BUT PROPS TO HIM FOR COMING OUT & BEING HIS TRUE SELF!!!!

    • Nitalia

      He’s not gay. Gambino has said this many times, “I’ve never done gay stuff before, so I don’t know if I am gay. Who knows, anyone could be gay, they just haven’t tried it yet.”
      Gambino, as an artist, doesn’t feel the need to chance the nouns of “boy” to girl, he doesn’t want to damage the integrity of a song he likes simply so he can avoid being labeled as gay. It’s qualities like that, that make him a great performer, only to be further reinforced by the fact that he’s very comfortable of who he is. That is what he is saying when he took to tumblr afterwards to explain the fact that he didn’t change the lyrics.
      As for the “Im a G from the ‘A’, and they ask ‘Y’” Lyric, this just shows Binos masterful lyrics, “I’m a G” (Gangster) “from the A” (Atlanta) “they ask Y” (why), it’s a double entendre, and in the song is him spelling it out for her “man” (who isn’t loyal) and saying that he is gay, not Bino.
      You should really take this down, it’s a sad excuse for an article with quotes that has been widely blown out of proportion. There is no confirmation here whatsoever. @weloveyouselena

  • gofer1

    Another confused and messed up person.

    • Marianna12345

      How so?

  • gofer1

    Another confused and messed up person.