A year after Childish Gambino’s because the internet was released, the rapper nearly disappeared from the Internet.
On December 10, Gambino deleted all of his Twitter posts and also wiped out all of Instagram photos and videos, according to The Beat. He's also replaced his profile pic with a black square on those accounts. His fans, of course, took notice:
No one really knows why Gambino's followed through with this, but many people have speculated on possible reasons. Some believe it could be due to his because the internet anniversary, for example.
Others believe this might be a form of protesting following the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, among others.
Complex reports that Gambino's manager, Famuel Rothstein, has changed his Twitter profile photo to one that features the following hashtags: #UnitedBlackout #BlackoutForChange. Could Gambino be joining in on the #Blackout?
The Blackout site features the following statement and video: "Blackout for Human Rights (Blackout) is a network of concerned citizens who commit their energy and resources to immediately address the staggering level of human rights violations against fellow Americans throughout the United States."
Could this be why Gambino's taken such a stance on social media?
While Gambino's Twitter and Instagram accounts have gone blank, his verified Facebook account has not. Here's a look at what his three pages look like right now:
Maybe we'll finally know for sure why Gambino's decided to do this if and/or when he returns. Until then, let's keep looking forward to 'Bino's "Atlanta" show on FX.