Donald Glover, who goes by the stage name Childish Gambino, performs at the Governors Ball Music Festival in New York. Picture: AP

The 'Redbone' singer has decided to retire his alter-ego Childish Gambino after his next album because he doesn't like that every artist has "incentives."

Speaking to The New Yorker magazine, he said: "Before my first album came out, I wanted people to like me, and to realise that I had good intentions. Then I realised that no one has good intentions--we all just have incentives."

The 33-year-old singer picked up a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance at the award ceremony earlier this year and is pleased he can go out with a bang. 

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He explained: "I'm really appreciative of this [Grammy]. I'm making another project right now. But I like endings, I think they're important to progress. I think if a lot of things had death clauses in them we wouldn't have a lot of problems in the world, to be honest. I think endings are good because they force things to get better."

The 'Atlanta' creator - who juggles music with acting and directing - has just signed a new record deal with RCA and has promised fans new music very soon. 

But during a live show last year he revealed his next Gambino album - the follow-up to critically acclaimed 2016 album 'Awaken, My Love' - will be his last.

Speaking about the decision, Donald said previously: "There's nothing worst than like a third sequel, like a third movie and we're like, 'again?'

"You know, I like it when something's good and when it comes back there's a reason to come back, there's a reason to do that. Like I feel like there's gotta be a reason to do things and I always had a reason to be punk. Being punk just always felt really good to me and we always looked at 'Atlanta' as a punk show and I feel like the direction I would go with Childish Gambino wouldn't be punk anymore."