Childish Gambino looks pretty confident dancing past all that provocative imagery in the acclaimed "This Is America" music video, but Donald Glover is a little more timid in real life, which is why he's been avoiding the internet.
The rapper and actor, who plays Lando Calrissian is "Solo: A Star Wars Story," appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Thursday night and was asked if he's up to date about all of the careful analysis the media has done on the video.
"Some friends have sent like a couple [opinion pieces], but to be real, I haven't been on the Internet since Thursday night before the 'Saturday Night Live,'" Glover told Kimmel. "Yeah, just because I was like 'Yeah, I don't want to be in all the' -- it's bad for me. I'm like sensitive."
"You're the kind of person that you see one negative thing and it makes you feel bad?" Kimmel asked his guest.
Glover clarified it's not so much that he's a cry baby over criticism, more so that he's petty and he knows it. "It's like I'll go into their Instagram and be like 'You're not so great. That baby's not even that cute,'" he joked.
When talk transitioned to "Solo," Glover said he got a lesson in cool from the OG Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams, when they met up before production started on the May 25 release.
"He did all this research and then he talked about it a lot, so I wanted to come in and do that too," Glover said. "So I came in with like all this stuff, that I was like, 'You know maybe Lando was from this planet, and he did this and maybe his family is rich, maybe he's like' -- just all these maybes and questions that you know he kinda had and I just lay it all out there."
Williams, apparently, didn't really care too much.
"It's funny because I don't even think he was even looking at me when he said it," Glover continued. "Billy's like, 'I don't know, just be charming man'...And I was like 'Oh yeah!' It taught me a valuable lesson. I was like, 'Don't overthink this. Just be cool.'"