Are Donald Glover and Andrew Yang Friends?

There are a few celebrities speaking out about presidential candidates. That includes Queer Eye’s Jonathan Van Ness, who endorsed Elizabeth Warren and performer Donald Glover, who recently became one of Andrew Yang’s “campaign creative consultants.” But are Donald Glover and Andrew Yang friends? Here’s what we know about these two and how they met.

Recording artist Childish Gambino performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards
Recording artist Childish Gambino performs onstage during the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards | Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images for NARAS

Donald Glover recently appeared in ‘The Lion King’ and recorded alongside Beyoncé for ‘The Lion King: The Gift’

You may know him as adult Simba from Disney’s photo-real adaptation of The Lion King or you may know him as a student on the comedy series, Community. Donald Glover keeps himself busy with a variety of projects. That includes singing alongside Beyoncé for The Lion King: The Gift or creating Atlanta. (The series was recently renewed for its fourth season.)

However, Donald Glover is also politically active, making a statement with his award-winning song and music video, “This is America.” Recently, he appeared in a picture with the democratic presidential nominee and former tech executive, Andrew Yang.

Democratic presidential candidate former tech executive Andrew Yang
Democratic presidential candidate former tech executive Andrew Yang | Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

How did Donald Glover and Andrew Yang meet?

He may be running for president, but Andrew Yang has a few celebrity friends often popping up on his Instagram. That includes comedian and actress, Awkwafina. Celebrities to have endorsed Yang include Elon Musk, Nicolas Cage, Noah Centineo, and Jack Dorsey.

Additionally, according to Pitchfork, Yang hosted Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo, at a Yang campaign event in Des Moines, Iowa. Unfortunately, it’s not exactly clear how or when Andrew Yang and Donald Glover met.

However, earlier in December 2019, the two announced a partnership benefitting Andrew Yang’s presidential campaign. Then, Donald Glover officially joined the presidential trail with this democratic candidate, becoming a campaign creative consultant.

Are Donald Glover, also known as Childish Gambino, and Andrew Yang friends?

Aside from his work with music, Donald Glover has been seen with Andrew Yang along his campaign trail. In fact, Andrew Yang posted an Instagram picture of the two of them in Los Angeles. According to Art Critique, Donald Glover has, in fact, been named a campaign creative consultant.

The website states, “the announcement followed a pop-up event put on by Yang and Glover in support of Yang’s campaign. For the event, held the day of the sixth Democratic presidential primary debate that Yang participated in, Glover created limited-edition merchandise signed by Yang available to attendees.”

“At the pop-up store in downtown Los Angeles, supporters were able to purchase limited and signed editions of Yang2020 merchandise designed by Glover’s team, including sweatshirts, hats, and posters,” Yang’s campaign said in a statement. “The specialized merchandise embodies the core policies and values of Andrew Yang’s Humanity First platform and future collaborations are expected.”

Music by Childish Gambino is available for streaming on Spotify. To learn more about Andrew Yang and his presidential campaign, visit their website.