Governors Ball 2017: Childish Gambino Reveals Son’s Name
Donald Glover rarely puts the details of his personal life in the spotlight. While assuming his hip-hop persona, Childish Gambino, for his Governors Ball set on Saturday night (June 3), though, the multi-talented star shared the name of his first child.
“You gave me exactly what I needed,” the singer/rapper told the crowd during his headlining set before performing “Baby Boy,” a song for his little man off last year’s Awaken, My Love! album. He then revealed the name of his son. “This song is dedicated to everybody in this crowd and my young son, Legend.”
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Last October, reports surfaced that Glover welcomed his first child with his girlfriend, though little was known about either party. He then shouted out both of them during his Golden Globe acceptance speech in January after the 33-year-old won the award for the best actor in a comedy series for his hit FX show Atlanta.
“I really want to say thank you to my son and the mother of my son for making me believe in people again and things being possible, so thank you,” he said.
Towards the end of his Governors Ball performance, he also let another tidbit fly after he closed the show with “Redbone.” “I’ll see you for the last Gambino album,” offered Glover, who also revealed earlier in the night that the GB set would be his only musical show in 2017.
Given his busy schedule at present — filming Star Wars after starring in Spider-Man: Homecoming plus signing on for the remake of Disney’s The Lion King and fatherhood, there’s no telling how much material is left from Childish Gambino. Before 2016’s Awaken, My Love!, his previous albums included his 2011 debut Camp and his 2013, Grammy-nominated sophomore effort Because The Internet. He’s also released 2014’s STN MTN / Kauai project and several mixtapes.
Billboard has reached out to Gambino’s rep for comment.