Gunna garnered attention over the weekend after hopping on IG Live, doing a whippet, and quickly hopping off. Whippets, or whip-its, are cartridges of nitrous oxide used to charge whipped cream dispensers. While nitrous oxide is used in medical settings, high doses of it can cause life-threatening effects, including seizure, coma, and sudden sniffing death syndrome. The latter happens when a person's heart stops beating during inhalant abuse.
This comes after it was predicted that Gunna's recently released sophomore album, Wunna, is expected to move 110,000 to 130,000 album-equivalent units (2,000 to 5,000 in traditional sales) in the first week. This will mark Gunna's first No. 1 debut on the Billboard 200 chart after his previous album, Drip or Drown 2, debuted at No. 2. with 90,000 units.
Gunna spoke about the album with HighSnobiety, stating, "Wunna is the other side of me that I don’t really be showing. I want people to know that I really took my time and I really put heart into this album. I made more than an album, I made a series with it. Even with the cover, the videos, with the merch and everything, it goes together. I want people to understand that I’m a real artist."