September 17, 2014
Childish Gambino Says He Is Better Than Drake
A few days ago Childish Gambino sat down with Peter Rosenberg and chatted during The Grammy Museum's Spotlight series. During the conversation Gambino spoke about Drake and how he has learned to work harder from him, and now feels like he is the better overall talent.
"I don’t want people to think that I hate Drake. I don’t hate Drake at all. I really like Drake, if not for no other reason than he makes me better. He really does. I had to fight that all the time. I knew when I was doing Childish Gambino from the beginning, like, ‘They’re not gonna let me do this. They already have a rapper, singer, actor guy who’s Black.’ That’s really what it was. ‘If he was White, it would be different.’ They’d be like, ‘They’re not the same.’ It’s very specific. I don’t dislike Drake. I think he’s a really good writer and rapper. Right now I definitely feel I’m better than him, only because I’m working harder than him right now. If he came in and was like, ‘Let’s rap.’ I’d be like, ‘Oh, I’m gonna kill you.’ [Laughs] But, right now. Maybe he’s got something up his sleeve." – Childish Gambino
A few weeks ago while in Sydney, Bino made it clear he was the best artist out by taking shots at Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, and Drake during a freestyle.