Childish Gambino, also known as Donald Glover, was badly injured during his latest This Is America tour stop in Dallas. TMZ reports the rapper broke his foot onstage, which was confirmed by an official at the American Airlines Center.
Fans realized there was a problem when Gambino left the stage 30 minutes before the show was set to end, then didn’t return. An announcer eventually told the crowd the show was officially over before Gambino performed two of his biggest songs, “Redbone” and “3005.”
Some concertgoers believe the Atlanta native hurt himself while attempting to do the splits; others say he misstepped during a dance move.
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This Is America will be Gambino’s final music tour. No report on how this injury will affect remaining show dates. The actor also recently dropped his latest video, Feels Like Summer, featuring animated versions of himself as well as several other prominent figures within Black culture.
The video, animated by Justin Richburg, follows Gambino as he walks though his neighborhood on a typical summer day. Animated cameos include Chance the Rapper; Will, Jaden and Willow Smith; Oprah Winfrey Tiffany Haddish; Janelle Monae; SZA; Solange; Beyonce; JAY-Z; Rihanna, Kid Cudi; and several others. Check it out below.
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.