Donald Glover opens up about making “The Lion King,” working with Beyonce, and more.
Eventually, Kimmel inquires about the fate of , given Glover’s . “I think I’m going to still do shows,” replies Glover. “I’m not quite sure…I love music, I really love making music.” When asked if any Lion King songs have a chance at sliding into the setlist, Glover claims that it’s entirely costume dependent: “only if I’m dressed like this. But I think Disney has a pretty tight leash on those songs. I’d have to be accompanied by Bob Iger.”
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Naturally, becomes a focal point of conversation, prompting a burst of rapturous applause from the audience. Kimmel asks if he recorded his music in the same room as Bey. “I requested not to be,” he replies. “I did not want to be looking into Beyonce’s eyes while doing this. But nah, actually, I was working on Solo at the time so I was in London. I recorded at Abbey Road studios.” He laughs. “I imagine it’s less intimidating playing basketball with if you’re at home throwing pieces of paper in the trash.”
He also opens up about his past working as a writer on 30 Rock, which led to him being among the wealthiest of his inner circle. “I had more money than all my friends, but you don’t spend it well.” “What were you spending it on?” inquires Kimmel. “Can I be honest?” says Glover. “Like, Gushers.”