‘Community’ Star Donald Glover Reveals Why He Left Show in Bizarre Instagram Confession

'Community' Star Donald Glover Reveals Why He Left Show in Bizarre Instagram Confession

The multihyphenate wrote down his innermost fears on hotel stationery

“Community” star Donald Glover posted a series of odd and slightly troubling Instagram photos Monday night touching on his music career, masturbation fantasies and why he's leaving the NBC sitcom.

“I didn't leave ‘Community’ to rap. I don't wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own,” Glover said.

In a series of seven Instagrams, the 30-year-old multihypenate expressed feelings of loneliness, insecurity and fear, and how much he cares about what other people think of him — all written on Marriot stationary.

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“I'm afraid my show will fail,” he wrote, referring to “Atlanta,” which he is currently developing for FX and which was part of the reason why he reduced his work on NBC's “Community” down to five episodes in the upcoming 13-episode fifth season.

“I'm afraid Dan Harmon hates me,” Glover wrote about his usually outspoken “Community” boss's reaction to his departure. “I'm afraid I'll regret this.”

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His next album under his stage name of Childish Gambino, “Because the Internet” is scheduled to be released in late December, though Glover noted that there was significant resistance from his record label about the timing:

“The label doesn't want me to release in December cause it's not a holiday record and I'm not a big artist.”

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During his confession, Glover did manage to get a crack in at another actor-musician who apparently represents everything that Glover does not want his career to be:

“I'm afraid I'll be Tyrese.”

Glover's reps did not respond to TheWrap's requests for comment.

Read Glover's full Insta-confesssion:


  • grammar

    You mean “hotel stationery”

    • Robert Kidder

      Well the stationary is stamped Residence Inn, Mariott, so either way is true.

  • http://mysite.verizon.net/vzepr1xp/index.html unsean

    Not sure what to think because it sounds like he's feeling things most of us feel everyday (even those of is without television shows or rap careers).

    Thing is, that there is so much angst at once is disconcerting, as well as the mode he used to relay his feelings (Mariott stationary) which implies that it was spontaneous.

    I hope the release of his ghosts did him good, otherwise he may be in trouble.

  • hsharif

    Putting fears down on paper is old school way of overcoming them.
    I think he has come a long ways since Derrick Comedy. Their who group has grown up. I guess you cant see your own growth.

  • Daynadane77

    Hope your feeling better. And thank you for sharing….kinda makes me feel like I'm not really alone and even with ALL you have… you can still feel like me

  • Lolwat

    Lol'd at the “Ideas Worth Saving” tagline at the bottom left corner of the stationary.