But this means there isn’t a place in my life for you or someone like you. Is it sad? Sure. But it’s a sadness I chose.

from Childish Gambino – That Power Lyrics on Rap Genius


Shutting people out of his life may make him sad, but its easier to cope with loneliness than it is to cope with betrayal. Because he always tells all his intimate details (particularly those regarding his love life) to everyone, he can’t be in some confined relationship where he would have to respect the other person’s privacy because that would mean a certain sense of dishonesty and withholding of the truth in his lyrics to his fans. He sacrifices those relationships for his art, but he’s made peace with that fact

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