Donald Glover Explains Instagram Posts

"I was just venting," Glover says of troubling notes he posted online. 

Posted: 10/18/2013 11:49 AM EDT
Donald Glover

A moment of candor doesn't equal a full-fledged mental breakdown, Donald Glover says. On Monday (Oct. 14), the rapper/actor Instagrammed a series of deeply emotional words about his fears and insecurities, but he was just venting. "That night, we had a show, and then afterwards, I had this moment of feeling like, 'What's the point? Why am I even here?'" the Atlanta native told People.com. "I just wanted to write down my feelings. I definitely was just expressing myself."

In the handwritten notes Glover — who raps under the name Childish Gambino — addressed rumors that he left NBC's scripted comedy, Community, for his budding rap career. The pressure of it all seems to have gotten to him and while he does admit to feeling down lately, the 31-year-old denied being depressed. "If I'm depressed, then everybody's depressed," he said.

"I don't think those feelings are that different from what everybody's feeling. Most people just don't tell everybody. I was just tired of telling people I was tired. It felt like every day someone would ask, 'What's wrong. Are you OK?' And I would say, 'I'm tired, I'm tired.' I didn't want to do that anymore. I guess sometimes not telling the truth is just as bad as telling a lie."

Looking back, Glover's happy he got it all "off his chest," adding, "It felt like I had been holding on to something."     

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