‘I was very proud’ Childish Gambino says at Lovebox Festival about Donald Trump baby balloon
Donald Glover has praised the recent UK protests against Donald Trump’s visit, saying he was ‘proud to see that big balloon’.
The US president’s visit was met with thousands protesting against his arrival, which also included a controversial balloon of Donald Trump in a nappy flying across Westminster.
Speaking during his Lovebox festival headline set as Childish Gambino, Glover, who previously lived in London for a year, remarked how our situation isn’t so different from the US.
‘You know we’re not that different,’ ‘I’ve been seeing the same shit here that I be seeing in America. ‘I used to be like, “oh man, London can’t be that bad, you don’t got burns like that.” And then you all came out with the acid, I was like oh fuck. That shit is terrifying.
‘But everybody feels the same way,’ he added. ‘I was very proud to see that big balloon. That shit is unfair. But the scary part is you gotta fight for that shit.
‘I know it’s scary as people with a bunch of technology and data to fight for shit because you know what happens to people who fight for shit. ‘You have to stick together because we’re stronger together. I want you guys to know that.’
For the majority of the set, Glover let his songs do the talking – playing through hits like Redbone, 3005 and closing with recent smash This Is America.
The star is set to release one final album as Childish Gambino, announcing he was retiring from his music alter-ego earlier this year.