Hoo boy. Community’s Donald Glover is really going through something, you guys.
About 19 hours ago, the writer-actor-comedian-rapper – still best known for playing Troy Barnes on NBC’s meta-sitcom – began posting a series of angsty, introspective messages on Instagram. The notes, handwritten on a Marriott Residence Inn pad (tagline: ‘Ideas Worth Saving”), chronicle a host of Glover’s insecurities, some serious (“I’m afraid of the future”), some that seem to be tongue-in-cheek (“I’m afraid that this will feel pretentious”), and some about Tyrese (“I’m scared I’ll be Tyrese”).
Glover followed his catalog of fears with another series of notes that address his upcoming exit from Community – Glover will reportedly appear in just five of the show’s upcoming 13 episodes – as well as his frustration with his record label, Glassnote. Apparently, Glover is hoping to release his next Childish Gambino album in December – but according to him, Glassnote has rejected that idea “ ‘cause it’s not a holiday record and I’m not a big artist.”
For those worried about the onetime 30 Rock writer’s well-being, don’t be; the messages do at least end on a hopeful note, with Glover writing some words of inspiration to his fans. “I got really lost last year. But I can’t be lonely tho. Cause we’re all here. We’re all stuck here,” he writes.
“I wanted to make something that says, no matter how bad you f— up, or mistakes you’ve made during the year, your life, your eternity, you’re always allowed to be better. You’re always allowed to grow up. If you want.”
See the full series of notes below.