Much to the amusement of their fans, the duo have been showing public displays of affection on social media for months. (Remember when Gunna flirted with Bailey by sharing a photo from her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards on his Instagram Story?) But when asked to elaborate on the status of their budding friendship, they kept it P(rivate).
They finally made their relationship official by dropping their aptly titled music video, "You & Me," on Valentine's Day. The song, which has over 2.3 million views on YouTube, was originally featured on Gunna's album, D$4EVER,
The video itself is a case study in Gen Z relationships: They spend the day shopping together for outfits to add to their respective drips, and afterwards its off to the bedroom for an intimate cuddling session.
But let's trace the course of their love story which initially began where all memorable experiences occur for Gen Z--social media, specifically Instagram.
September 2021: Following Bailey's performance at the MTV Video Music Awards where she performed in a pink dress and white boots, seductively sticking out her tongue while singing, "Have Mercy," Gunna posts a photo from the show with a cheeky caption on Instagram.
October 22, 2021: Bailey, dressed in a curve-hugging Osman Studio bodysuit and Gucci belt, sat court side with Gunna during the Atlanta Hawks versus Dallas Mavericks game in Atlanta. (They actually caused Dasani to trend online after fans spotted a bottle of water next to them.)
November 21, 2021: And while the pair continued spending time together, Gunna insisted that they're friends. At the American Music Award's Gunna could not keep Bailey's name out of his mouth. “We’re not dating," he says after being questioned about their court side appearance. "That was just, like, a date though, where you just go to the game and catch a vibe.”
January 5, 2022: The pair was spotted holding hands at a Los Angeles Lakers game.
January 7, 2022: Bailey she posts a photo captioned "you & meee," which is conveniently the title of their single.
January 12, 2022: Bailey, clad in black like Gunna, attends the rapper's album listening party for DS4EVER wearing a matching top, skirt, and sunglasses at Irving Plaza in New York City.
January 14, 2022: After admitting to going on a few dates with Bailey to host Charlamagne Tha God on The Breakfast Club, Gunna backtracked, referring to their status as "really close friends."
"I'm becoming ready, I'm growing into being ready," Gunna says. "Because I understand having a girlfriend and having a wife, you gotta have stability when it's time. So I think I'm getting there."
February 15, 2022: A day after debuting their music video, footage appears online of Bailey's apartment decked out in pink and red roses and balloons courtesy of Gunna with "You & Me" playing in the background.
Let's hope the couple doesn't run into Omeretta The Great the next time they're in Atlanta. Gunna, who hails from College Park, might have some explaining to do.
Want to write local content? Join NewsBreak’s Contributor Network