Danny Brown says that his tour alongside Childish Gambino was “one of the worst tours” he ever played. Reflecting on the experience during a recent episode of The Danny Brown Show, he revealed to Redveil that he would cry after being booed off stage. Ahead of the tour, Brown collaborated with Gambino on his Royalty track, “Toxic” which samples Britney Spears.
“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 b*tches, man. I’m like, ‘They hate me, man. This sh*t sucks. I’m really trash.’”
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“They was hating my ass, dawg, that whole entire tour,” he continued. “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***a 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 motherf*cker in that sense, and I be jealous of them muthafuckas, too. I call them ‘art school kids.’ Like, this motherf*cker can really do anything – why you wanna rap?! This all I got! This all I know how to do!”
Danny Brown Reflects On Touring With Childish Gambino
More recently, Brown teamed up with JPEGMAFIA for the collaborative album, SCARING THE HOES. The two will be traveling across the United States together in promotion of the project, this summer.