Donald Glover said he’s the new Tupac — and the Internet has a lot of feelings.
He stated in Esquire, “I am the new Tupac in a strange way. I grew up similar. I didn’t have a mom in the Black Panthers, by my parents were very pro-black.”
Glover also noticed both their moms sent them to perform arts high schools. Like Tupac, Glover made a seamless transition from rapper to actor (or is it the other way around?)
Though they’re both amazing performers, most people aren’t ready for that particular comparison.
Rapper M.I. tweeted, “Id pic a guy like @youngthug before him in that category and they’re both very far from Tupac.”
Bobby Blaxelrod tweeted, “I have met Donald Glover. Donald Glover is not the new tupac. Talented cat though.”
Glover and Tupac both used their platform to tell challenging stories about the black experience in America.
“Black people do not have the narrative over their story. It’s always been written by somebody else. That’s why information is so powerful and necessary.” Glover stated.
Whether or not he is “the new Tupac,” Glover has had an extremely successful music career and recently took home a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance.