Eminem’s recently released single “Killshot” – a diss track directed at the rapper Machine Gun Kelly – had the largest debut of any hip-hop song in the history of YouTube, the company said Tuesday.
The official audio of “Killshot” earned a record 38.1 million views on YouTube in the first 24 hours of its release on Friday. It now has over 72 million views on the site.
YouTube said “Killshot” also had the third-highest debut of any song in the site’s history, and the track is on top of the site’s US trending chart.
Eminem threw the first overt punch in his beef with Kelly by calling the rapper out on the song “Not Alike” from his new album, “Kamikaze,” which topped the Billboard 200 album chart after its release on August 31.
“I’m talkin’ to you, but you already know who the f— you are, Kelly / I don’t use sublims and sure as f— don’t sneak-diss / But keep commenting on my daughter Hailie,” Eminem rapped on “Not Alike,” in reference to a 2012 tweet Kelly wrote, calling Eminem’s daughter, Hailie, who was then 16 years old, “hot as f—.”