Donald Glover’s new film Guava Island premiered last weekend to coincide with Childish Gambino’s first weekend headlining set at Coachella 2019. The film, directed by Hiro Murai, co-stars Rihanna. Tonight, Rihanna made her first public statement about the film in a post addressed to Glover. “[Donald Glover] you are a true gem to the culture,” she wrote. “I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team!” Read her full statement below.
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wow! the response to #GuavaIsland has been quite overwhelming. So happy you guys felt the beauty in this film! @childishgambino you are a true gem to the culture. I’m so proud of you and the work you put into making this film. I felt how close this was to you and your entire team! Thank you for trusting me with this role! It was the greatest experience being in Cuba, phones off, present with life and art! It was humbling! I loved watching every second of it! Go to @amazonprimevideo to watch if you haven’t already! #GuavaIsland