During his final show as Childish Gambino, Donald Glover paid a touching tribute to his recently deceased father.
Glover was performing in Los Angeles for his This Is America tour when he shared the sad news of his dad's passing, according to Complex.
“I lost my father a couple weeks ago," he said in a video posted to Reddit. "I wanted to play him some of the new songs, but he didn’t want to hear them because he was like, ‘I know they’ll be great.’ I’m not saying that to talk about music, I say that to talk about trust.”
Before he performed his song “Riot,” the Atlanta show runner acknowledged 2018 was a difficult year for him, reports Variety.
“I lost a lot of good people,” he said. “I know it’s been a tough year for everybody, that’s what’s crazy. I wish I could change everything for everybody.”
The artist also publicly mourned the death of fellow rapper Mac Miller earlier this year, as Blavity reported. "This Mac Miller s**t got me f**ked up,” Gambino said at the time. “He was so nice. He was the sweetest guy, he was so nice."
Glover’s dad, Donald Sr., was known for his enthusiastic support of his son on his Twitter page, DonaldsDad.
He’s been amazing forever, all the kids. I’m the non amazing one of the family. 😊 https://t.co/X1Q0IXESQ7— Donald Glover (@DonaldsDad) September 21, 2018
For me to grow up in NYC and have your Son take MSG by storm is unbelievable https://t.co/T1vc872RSg— Donald Glover (@DonaldsDad) September 15, 2018
Glover’s fans tweeted their condolences to the “This Is America” rapper.
rest in peace to Donald Glover's dad ❤❤— Toast 🍞⛳🌈🌊 (@rovert37) December 18, 2018
donald glover’s dad had one of the best twitters ever, that man was a ray of sunshine<3— jœ (@poolsidejoee) December 18, 2018
“I wanna pick up the phone, ask my dad how to handle it But what will happen when my dad’s not there to answer it?” RIP Donald Glover’s dad 😪— Feliz Kevidad 🎄 (@kvinmonge) December 18, 2018
My thoughts are w/ @donaldglover @Steve_G_Lover & family after hearing about the passing of their father @DonaldsDad .Though we never met, we've been following each other for a few years and I always enjoyed his positivity and humor! It was obvious how proud he was of his kids— Rich Homie Crin (@CorinneGambino) December 18, 2018
@DonaldsDad Sleep peacefully you beautiful soul, you were everything I wish I had as a father. I lost mine 4 years ago but it don’t hurt as much as losing you, thank you for blessing the Universe with @donaldglover— Airess Burnom (@AiroTheBuddha) December 18, 2018
Rest in peace, Donald Sr.
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