In a series of somewhat sullen handwritten notes posted Monday on Instagram, Donald Glover revealed that his decision to scale back his role on “Community” had little to do with his new focus on a burgeoning rap career.
The actor, who raps under the name Childish Gambino and has an album “Because The Internet” set for release in December, wrote on hotel stationery, saying, “I didn’t leave Community to rap. I don’t wanna rap. I wanted to be on my own.”
He also wrote, “I’m afraid ['Community' creator] Dan Harmon hates me.”
Deadline also reported that in addition to his rap endeavors, Glover is working on the FX series “Atlanta,” about the local music scene.
“Community” and rap aside, Glover, 30, writes that he’s afraid of the future, “scared I’ll never reach my potential,” and even afraid his girlfriend is “still in love w/ that dude.”
He continues by saying he feels he’s letting everyone down, hates that he cares what people think and has had a tough year.
“I’ve been sick this year,” he wrote. “I’ve seen a bunch of people die this year. This is the first time I’ve felt helpless.”
His seventh and last note underlined the phrase, “You’re always allowed to be better.”
“I wanted to make something that says, no matter how bad you f–k up, or mistakes you’ve made during the year, your life, your eternity,” he continued. ”You’re always allowed to grow up. If you want.”
Two days before he posted these notes, Glover also posted a pic of himself alone with just his bags. Fans responded to the post saying, “Please just keep your head up” and “You are loved and never alone.”
A rep for Glover did not immediately respond to request for comment.