During an interview with Esquire Magazine, Donald Glover made a comparison that some hip-hop fans may think is a little over the top.
While speaking about his career as an actor in movies, television, and as a Grammy-award winning rapper, Donald compared himself to the late Tupac Shakur who died back in 1996 from fatal gunshot wounds.
In case you missed it, Glover recently signed on as one of the voice actors in the upcoming remake of the Lion King movie as well as Solo: A Star Wars Story. Additionally, Glover revealed a part of his past that many of us had not heard before.
Glover said, “I know everybody likens themselves to Tupac a lot,” but Glover said he is “the new Tupac” in a way because he grew up in a similar household.
Glover admitted he “didn’t have a mother in the Black Panthers,” but his family was very “pro-black.” The actor said he grew up around people who sported Confederate Flags, insinuating that such people are racist.
The actor/rapper revealed if his fans knew that today, they would be “triggered,” by his upbringing. However, Glover described himself as someone who is “more complex,” that can be personified with one particular persona or image.
Donald revealed that, in life, people often try and characterize someone, or put them in a “box,” so to speak.
It becomes necessary to “play a role,” as he says, so people can easily understand you. As you may know, Donald had a great year in 2017 considering the welcoming of his child and his Grammy recognition.