Eminem’s been enjoying the limelight from his massively successful new album, Kamikaze, but it’s not the album itself that’s broken this specific YouTube record…
Continuing an old feud with rapper Machine Gun Kelly, Eminem posted his diss track single entitled Killshot to YouTube, and that’s where things have gotten huge.
The track has smashed YouTube records by nabbing itself 38.1 million views in the first 24 hours of it being released, and the numbers are still growing.
🏆 Whether you like Eminem’s “KILLSHOT” or not, y’all are listening to it ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
— Complex (@Complex) September 19, 2018
As of right now the track has over 80 million views and 500,000 comments, scoring itself the third-highest debut of any YouTube song the platform’s ever released, ever.
The feud between Machine Gun Kelly and Eminem began way back in 2012 after Kelly tweeted to say that Eminem’s then-16-year-old daughter, Hailie, was “hot as f*ck.”
Eminem’s Killshot comes hot off the back of Kelly’s Rap Devil, another YouTube hit that’s gotten itself close to 100 million views in less than a month.
Killshot is definitely set to beat it though…
— Barstool Sports (@barstoolsports) September 18, 2018
Eminem’s Kamikaze released on 31st August this year and it topped the Billboard 200 album chart straight away.
The achievement marks the ninth time the rapper has had a number one album in the charts.
#Killshot‘s beat is #RapDevil‘s beat played backwards. @Eminem literally flipped everything @machinegunkelly threw at him. The layers just keep getting deeper. This is some next dimensional shit by Em! 😂🔥 Listen closely. pic.twitter.com/rIyDEJSm8r
— Mc Nefarious (@LunaticNef) September 18, 2018
434,000 copies of the album (both digital and physical copies) were sold in its first week.
Did you pick up Kamikaze?