During a recent episode of The Danny Brown Show, the Detroit rapper spoke to Redveil about his experience supporting Donald Glover, explaining how he “cried like a little bitch” after getting booed by his fans.
“I mean, shit, man, Childish Gambino,” he began. “I remember when I first did [‘Toxic’], people weren’t really fucking with Childish Gambino like that around that time.
“‘Cause I remember when he asked me to go on that tour. My manager at the time was like, ‘You sure you wanna do this?’ I’m like, ‘Hell yeah, fuck that. I’m tryna get on the road.’ Which was, I will say, that was like one of the worst tours I ever played.
“They hated my guts every night – I was getting booed off stage. I remember I was crying one night, crying crocodile tears like a little bitch, sitting in some diner.
“We had some hoes with us and everything. I ain’t even wanna do with the bitches, man. I’m like, ‘They hate me, man. This shit sucks. I’m really trash.'”
Danny Brown also talked about his music being different to Childish Gambino’s and how impressed he is by his many talents.
“They was hating my ass, dawg, that whole entire tour,” he said. “But when I look at it, man, our music was so different. Like, I was coming from a whole different perspective than what he was coming on. But then when I got in the studio, I’m like, ‘Oh no, this n-gga is dope.’
“So I would say, more than anything, I’ve been impressed by people that I didn’t really think were like that. He’s just an all around talented muthafucka in that sense, and I be jealous of them muthafuckas, too.
“I call them ‘art school kids.’ Like, this muthafucka can really do anything – why you wanna rap?! This all I got! This all I know how to do!”
During an interview with Rolling Stone in 2011, Danny Brown spoke about his excitement of touring with Childish Gambino after being a fan from his acting career.
“It starts in March,” he said at the time. “I’m excited about it. I’m real humbled, honored to be in this situation. He’s like a TV star to me.”
Danny Brown collaborated with Childish Gambino on the Britney Spears-sampling “Toxic” from his Royalty mixtape, which was released in 2012.