Childish Gambino Pulls a Kendrick, Claims to Be Best Rapper Alive
Childish Gambino, the rapper formerly known as Community star Donald Glover, is really feeling himself these days. Freestyling at a show in Australia, where he's living while he records his new EP, Gambino bragged about being better than every rapper living, including better rappers Drake, ScHoolboy Q, and Kendrick Lamar.
I'm the best rapper, definitely top five.
If these other rappers think they're better, they're fuckin' not alive.
I cut their head off, that's every rapper living.
That's Kendrick. That's Drake. That's ScHoolboy. That's everyone.
I don't give a fuck, I'll kill niggas.
Kendrick, of course, is known for starting some of the most entertaining rap beefs of 2013 by "tryna' murder" J. Cole, Big KRIT, Wale, Pusha T, Meek Millz, A$AP Rocky, and Drake in his verse on Big Sean's "Control," and then proceeding to out-rap most of them.
As for Drake, the one guy both Kendrick and Gambino are gunning for, Glover had an extra bar just for him:
This nigga think he Drake. Nah, I ain't Drake.
I sing better, I do better, my shit wetter.
Donald, have you even heard Drake on the "2 On" remix? Do they have "0-100" in Australia? Drizzy may lint-roll his pants in public, but he's at the peak of his powers right now.
Glover's obviously not too concerned about the competition, and doesn't think his little freestyle going to be as big a deal as Kendrick's infamous verse:
slow news day— childish gambino (@donaldglover) July 28, 2014
Even if he doesn't provoke the same response Kendrick did, though, Glover just won a bunch of free publicity for the aforementioned EP.
And if the rapping thing doesn't work out, he's got a standing offer to return to Community.