Just In Time For V-Day: Lil Baby Drops Highly Anticipated “Close Friends” Video Starring Jayda Cheaves

In October of final 12 months, and dropped their extremely anticipated joint undertaking, Drip Harder. The collaborative effort boasted options from Lil Durk, NAV, Young Thug, and Drake—a complete of 13 tracks that included fan-favorite “Drip Too Hard.”

With Baby and Gunna complimenting one another so effortlessly, there have been many standout moments on the undertaking, which debuted at quantity four on Billboard’s Hot 100. Their musical synchrony is smart—as life would have it, they clicked shortly in actual life, too.

“Gunna and Baby had been seemingly separated by one diploma for many of their lives, previous to connecting music,” HotNewHipHop wrote of their digital cowl story in regards to the two artists final 12 months. “They had been from two completely different sides of city. Gunna modified excessive colleges steadily as a result of he saved getting kicked out (he lists three of them to me earlier than trailing off), and so whereas they all the time had mutual mates, it wasn’t till they had been each hanging across the studio–sometimes a studio Young Thug was at too, that they really met, and have become quick mates.”

Later on within the article, Lil Baby responds to the publication’s remark that their music is “extra mature” and “extra grown.” “It’s rapping from a special perspective,” Baby mentioned. “We rapping from a special perspective.”

Perhaps that helps clarify my timeless love for Drip Harder observe “Close Friends.” Featuring a solo Lil Baby, we comply with the 24-year-old as he sings in a easy, however irresistible, melody and opens up a couple of lady he loves however can’t appear to do proper by. It’s a well-recognized theme, however an surprising angle, because the rapper is timid however brutally f*ck boy-ish on the identical time. Just wipe your eyes and cease this crying/I advised the reality, that I’d been mendacity/I gave you racks, I attempted to purchase in/I even did the unthinkable, I’m sorry for what I did to you, he quietly sings.

Also hinting on the double customary between women and men on the subject of dishonest (and general disrespect in a relationship), he’s refreshingly sincere when he sings…Take me again, if I used to be you and I did what I did I most likely wouldn’t, I most likely wouldn’t. Whew chile…the place do we start?

Welp. Charting for 15 weeks on Billboard’s Hot 100, with a peak place of no. 28, “Close Friends” obtained visible remedy at the moment. In the clip, Baby takes his first-ever journey to Paris a.okay.a the City of Love.

Watch the Daps-directed video above, starring beauty Jayda Cheaves, and tell us for those who assume it lives as much as the hype. Also, tune into the complete undertaking here for those who haven’t heard it.

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