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Childish Gambino Performed At The Grammys With The Other Kid Playing Simba In "The Lion King"

Two Simbas on stage!

Posted on January 28, 2018, at 11:13 p.m. ET

We all know Donald Glover/Childish Gambino is playing Simba in Disney's Lion King reboot, set for release next year.

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Remember Beyoncé is playing Nala??

Well, toward the end of his Grammys performance on Sunday night, Childish Gambino brought out a tween to come sing with him.

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And some people wondered who this kid was making his Grammys debut.

Who is this baby Tevin Campbell? #GRAMMYs

OKAY who’s the kid singing with Childish Gambino???? DAAAANNNGGG #GRAMMYs

But they were still loving it.

I don’t know who that kid with Childish Gambino is, but I will gladly buy his album. #grammys


Well, turns out the 10-year-old's name is JD McCrary, and besides being featured on Gambino's album "Awaken, My Love!", he'll be playing Young Simba in The Lion King.

On stage with Donald Glover is @jdmccrary, who is voicing the young Simba to his adult Simba in the upcoming Lion King film. #GRAMMYs

That's right! Old Simba and Young Simba together on the Grammys stage!

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Y’all didn’t even clock that that’s Young Simba in the new Lion King adaptation, and Childish Gambino is adult Simb…

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