Donald Glover Addresses Rumored Kid Cudi Tension: ‘I’m Not Here for the Beef’

Beef is the flavor of the month in hip-hop these days. With feuds simmering across the genre, Donald Glover decided to clear the air on his rumored tension with Kid Cudi.


Glover briefly addressed the Cudi feud on Sunday night (April 14) during an Instagram Live stream with fans during which he was playing new music, but he doesn’t want there to be any static.

“Kid Cudi, if you got a problem, like, I’m not here for the beef,” he said. “Just like, talk to me. … ‘Cause it’s like we don’t have to agree on everything, but we also don’t have to be like, ‘When I see you, we have to wanna kill each other.’”

The “Redbone” artist added that “life is too short.”

It’s still unclear what the friction stems from, but some fans were convinced not everything was cool between the pair of multi-hyphenates when Cudi responded to a tweet asking him to work on a project with Glover or release their shelved “Warlords” collab, but he didn’t seem interested.

“I’m cool,” Cudder briefly wrote to a fan in February on X.

A fan asked, “You don’t f–k with Donald?” While another replied: “Cudi blink twice if you and childish gambino have secret beef.”

While the world waits to see if Cudi and Glover ever chop it up and get on good terms, the Mr. & Mrs. Smith actor revealed on the same livestream that he has a plan to drop two Childish Gambino albums this year.

The first is titled Atavista, which will serve as an updated edition of the 3.15.20 album that he dropped in 2020. 3.15.20 peaked at No. 15 on the Billboard 200 and featured guest appearances from 21 Savage, Ariana Grande and more.

The second project coming is the soundtrack to his upcoming movie, Bando Stone & The New World. A radio ad played during the stream teased the project’s arrival this summer via RCA.

“My fans are great and have been so patient and are starving — this album is for you guys,” he continued.

Glover also made an appearance at Coachella on Saturday night (April 13) during Tyler, the Creator’s headlining set. They performed IGOR‘s “Running Out of Time” together.

Fittingly, Tyler joked about how he used to dislike Glover until he released “Urn,” a favorite song of his.

“I used to hate that n—a. Seriously. I don’t know why, I gotta go to therapy to figure it out,” he said to the crowd. “But this n—a put this song called ‘Urn’ out … I was at conflict with myself, like … How could a n—a I hate so much make something so good?”

Watch Donald Glover speak on Kid Cudi below.

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