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Rapper Gunna denied rumors that he and R&B singer Chloe Bailey are smashing.

The rumors started after Gunna and Chloe were spotted sitting courtside during the Atlanta Hawks home game opener at State Farm Arena last month.

Record labels constantly manufacture relationships to protect their artists' hidden lifestyles.

But Gunna is having none of that.

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He discussed the rumors on the red carpet at the 2021 AMAs. When asked if he and Chloe were dating, the YSL rapper stopped short of saying their "date" was arranged by the record label.

"Yeah, we're not dating, that was just, like, a date though, where you just go to the game and catch a vibe. But she's my friend. We went to the studio after and locked in. She's very creative, she's very talented, and you will be seeing us more, for sure."

Gunna went on to explain their working relationship in the studio.

"We did two songs but I think she might wanna use it for her album, or I might take it for my album but who knows? We've definitely got new music coming, for sure. She can have it. She can have whatever she wants."

Chloe has not commented on the rumors.

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Beyonce's father Mathew Knowles is livid that some people are comparing his superstar daughter to her protege, Chloe Bailey of Chloe and Halle.

During an interview on the "Leah's Lemonade" radio show, host Leah A. Henry asked Mathew what he thought about the comparisons between Chloe and a younger Beyonce.

"Do you see the comparison? Like the same thing that you saw in young Beyonce, do you see that in Chloe Bailey?" Leah asked.

Mathew seemed shocked that anyone would compare a superstar to an aspiring singer without one hit song under her belt:

"You've got to be kidding me, right? You're asking me that question? Are you actually serious that you are comparing that young lady to Beyonce?"

Leah then pointed out that many (young) fans have suggested Chloe would be a good fit to play Beyonce in a movie about the singer's life.

"Okay, you're talking about if somebody was doing a movie, not talent-wise", he responded.

When Leah said "they say she's literally like a young Beyonce in the making", Mathew replied: "I'm asking you a yes or no question. Are you telling me someone's an idiot enough to compare her to Beyonce, talent-wise? Are there people saying her talent is equal to Beyonce? They’re an idiot. Period."

He continued: "That's actually insulting to Beyonce. I mean, if you want to call out some like Barbra Streisand or you know, some people like that, like come on, man, really?... I want to get off this topic."

Neither Chloe, nor Beyonce, have responded to Mathew's remarks as WENN went to press.