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Donald Glover Blasted Instagrammers At Coachella: 'Put Your Phones Away'

Donald Glover -- aka Childish Gambino -- has called out festivalgoers glued to their smartphones.

The rapper performed a 90-minute set during the first weekend of the festival in California and begged fans to engage with the experience, rather than viewing it all through a tiny screen for social media bragging rights.

"Put your phones down," Glover said, CBS reports.

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"This is not a concert," he said, adding that the show was "church".

"If you came here to hear your favourite song, you should go home and do that."

"If you came here to just take Instagram pictures and s***, you should go in the back and move right now. I want y'all to feel this."

The rapper also paid tribute to both his late father -- Donald Glover Sr. -- and  Nipsey Hussle during the headline set in front of a crowd of close to 100,000 people, sharing some philosophical thoughts about mortality.

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"There's a good chance that some of y'all, at least one of y'all won't see next week," he continued.

"So what I'm saying is while you're here, while we're here, feel something and pass it on. The future is now, and you guys are the future, so have a code and stand for something."

Glover is set to headline the Splendour In The Grass festival in Byron Bay this July -- where he'll no doubt have another chance to convince fans to put their phones away.

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