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Donald Glover Declares Himself the ‘New Tupac’

Donald Glover considers himself the modern day Tupac, according toa new interview with Esquire. Ahead hisnext music project,roles intwo blockbuster filmsand the premiere Atlantassecond season, Childish Gambino sat down with Esquire to discuss everything from his creative process to the presidential election and fatherhood.

Toward the end the interview,after being asked how heviews himself, theversatile artist boldly answered, Do you think Tupac was like, I know exactly who I am?

Gloverknows the Tupac comparison is a common one but still made it anyway.

I know everybody likens themselves to Tupac a lot, he noted. I am the new Tupac in a strange way.

He elaborated on his eyebrow-raising statement,saying the comparison is more based on their upbringing and creative process.

I grew up similar, he explained. I didnt have a mom in the Black Panthers, but my parents were very pro-Black. Also, my mom made me go to performing arts high school Storytelling is just simplifying whats happening to you. Life is just a story. Stuff that happens to you, you just put into story mode.

Read Glovers entire interview with Esquire here.

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