But these smart middle-class black kids need a role model
Fuckin’ hate me, that’s what I’m used to

from Childish Gambino (Ft. Beldina Malaika) – Not Going Back Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Gambino grew up a smart, middle-class black kid who went to a predominantly black school where he was teased for his high voice, weird style and awkwardness. He didn’t have anyone like him to look up to, and he wants to be a role model for kids like him. So he decides not to pull a Kanye at the VMA’s and drink a whole bottle of liquor and act a fool.

He was used to being bombarded with hatred growing up. So it’s nothing for him now.

You can hate me now… But I won’t stop now…

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