This song finds Lil Baby reflecting on his relationship with a girl he was close friends with before they began dating.
We started off as close friends (Close friends)
Somehow you turned into my girlfriend (My girlfriend)
We used to tell each other everything (Everything)
I even went and bought her diamond rings, matching earrings
The song is likely about Lil Baby's girlfriend and baby mother, Amour Jayda (a.k.a. Jayda Cheaves), who is a social media influencer and hair extension entrepreneur.
As the song progresses it becomes clear their relationship was on the rocks for a time as a result of Baby's infidelity.
Just wipe your eyes and stop this cryin'
I told the truth, that I'd been lyin'
I gave you racks, I tried to buy in
I even did the unthinkable, and I'm sorry for what I did to you
Baby admitted on Instagram to cheating on Cheaves with his baby mama in April 2018.
"Best Friend" is one of two solo songs by Lil Baby included on Drip Harder, his collaborative album with Gunna.
The video, directed by Daps, tells the story of a toxic relationship damaged beyond repair by infidelity. The clip was shot during Baby's first time in Paris and stars his real-life girlfriend, Jayda Cheaves.