Childish Gambino gave fans the video for “Sweatpants” (and “Urn”) yesterday, and then he gave them a Twitter rant that he wants out of his record contract with Glassnote Records, asking for someone to buy it out.
The artist legally known as Donald Glover hit the web yesterday afternoon to voice his concerns over the video’s treatment in a series of tweets you can read below. Gambino was vague, simply alluding to long-standing souring relations that appear to have only worsened with how Glassnotes released the “Sweatpants” visual.
He welcomed all comers label-wise, including heavyweights Def Jam and Atlantic, and gave more significance to those grumpy faces he sported in “Sweatpants.” Billboard also notes that the artist wasn’t pleased with the label when “Sweatpants” was allowed to leak in November of last year.
Because The Internet, Gambino’s sophomore album that features “Sweatpants,” is his second record with the record company. His debut album with the label, Camp, came out in November 2011, two months after he signed his contract.