The very talented and very versatile Donald Glover is at it again, performing a cover of Bruno Mars’ Marry You as… Donald Glover?
While it’s not known yet why the rapper has chosen to eschew his Childish Gambino moniker, for the cover, which is included in the Magic Mike XXL Soundtrack, he is credited as ‘Donald Glover’ on the track listing.
Also featuring on the soundtrack are Jodeci, 112, R. Kelly, and Jeremih featuring Lil Wayne.
This revelation only adds fuel to the fire that Glover is going to shed his Childish Gambino moniker for good. Earlier this month, he performed a new song at Bonnaroo Festival with no rap at all.
This was preceded by an interview with Today, where he stated: “I want to have periods in my life,” he said. “I feel like Childish Gambino is a period that should come to a close. I like endings.”
Better yet, Glover actually addressed the transition rumours when MTV spoke to him earlier this month in preparation for the release of Magic Mike XXL, which he is starring in.
“I hope people never thought of it as just like, Oh, that was a phase,” he said. “It wasn’t like I was like, What was I doing? I knew what I was doing, I just — I like endings. I like endings. One thing about this movie that I was like, Oh, this will be cool to be part of, because like, I only want things to go on when they’re necessary. Life has a death clause. Everything should have, sort of a clause of if it’s not growing, then we should progress in a different way. With my music, if it’s not progressing and changing, then I feel like it’s dead anyway.”
“Bringing it back to [’Magic Mike XXL’], this second movie is so different from the first one, but also ties it back in. You can watch the second one and not have seen the first one. It’s a thing where it’s like, progress is key, and that’s what’s most interesting. So, yeah, I kinda wanna let it grow until it can’t grow anymore.”
No what he does or who he become, we’re sure that Glover/Childish Gambino fans will stick around for the ride.