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Everyone's Really Mad At Childish Gambino For His "Disastrous" Newcastle Show

"I know I'm not perfect but I am original."

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Childish Gambino aka Donald Glover is copping a lot of heat for his performance at a Newcastle hotel last night.

The "Childish Gambino & Royalty" set was announced only two weeks ago, and had hundreds of people scouring for tickets to see the rapper before he heads to Sydney for the Listen Out music festival on Saturday.


A video was uploaded to Facebook that showed some of the performance.

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However a spokesperson for the venue's promoter, Big Apachee, told BuzzFeed News it was "definitely a Childish Gambino set and not the DJ set advertised elsewhere".

"We're very disappointed," they said. "Unfortunately we can't control the artist, and on the night we said something but unfortunately nothing changed."


According to Entertainment Weekly, Childish Gambino’s team has reportedly emailed fans who attended the Newcastle show on Thursday to invite them to his Listen Out Festival set, where he’s performing a full-band set.

The magazine's source insisted that the Newcastle show was always intended to be a DJ set, but "regardless of whose error in communication that was, Gambino’s team takes it very seriously when fans are disappointed."