During his Coachella performance on Sunday, Childish Gambino got emotional reminiscing about special people who the world has lost in the past year and had special meaning to him. He paid tribute to his father, slain rapper Nipsey Hussle and rapper Mac Miller, Yahoo reports.
“I lost my dad this year, we lost Nipsey, we lost Mac,” Glover said.
“What I’m starting to realize, all we really have is memories at the end of the day, that’s all we are. All we are really is data. You pass onto your kids, you can pass it on to your friends, your family. The problem with us, millennials like everybody here we have so much data, like, we know what’s going to happen,” he said in a tearful and emotional speech.
Gambino, whose real name is Donald Glover, reminded fans to live in the moment.
Childish Gambino breaks down a little talking about Nipsey Hussle, Mac Miller, & his late father 🥺😢🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/gxQW99wA7y
— Party at the Rooftop (@AtRooftop) April 13, 2019
“There’s a hundred thousand of you out here right now. There’s a good chance that some of y’all—at least one of y’all—won’t see next week. So what I’m saying is while you’re here, while we’re here, feel something and pass it on.”
Gambino dedicated a song to “everything we’ve lost and everything we stand to gain in the future. The future is now and you guys are the future,” he said.
Glover releases Guava Island
Glover made headlines at Coachella 2019, not only for his heartfelt performance, but also because he finally released his 55-minute short film, Guava Island on Amazon Prime. The movie features Rihanna and was screened for for free at the festival.
“im going to be showing “Guava Island!” on Saturday for free after my performance,” Glover wrote on Twitter.
Vanity Fair described the film as a “music-driven hour-long film shot largely in secret in Havana” that is “inspired by Fernando Meirelles’s Brazilian crime drama City of God and Prince’s Purple Rain.”
According to the official description, “On Guava Island, a local musician is determined to throw a festival for everyone to enjoy.”
The movie also features Black Panther star, Letitia Wright and is directed by Glover and Hiro Murai.
You’re all invited to our staycation with @donaldglover and @rihanna. The new #ChildishGambino film #GuavaIsland will be available on Prime Video starting Saturday 4/13 at 12:01am PST. pic.twitter.com/rxXecJEfzp
— Amazon Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) April 11, 2019