Eminem’s “KILLSHOT” had the biggest rap debut on YouTube in history

His Machine Gun Kelly diss clocked 38.1 million views in 24 hours.

September 18, 2018

Machine Gun Kelly shrugged when Eminem dropped "KILLSHOT," the rapper's response to MGK's own Eminem diss "Rap Devil." However, the rest of the world couldn't look away: Billboard reports that the YouTube stream of "KILLSHOT" racked up 38.1 million views in 24 hours, the most in YouTube's history for a hip-hop song.

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"KILLSHOT" is also the third biggest YouTube debut across genres – Korean pop group BTS took the top spot in August with their video for "Idol," which nabbed 45 million streams in 24 hours.

The song was successful in provoking Jay Electronica, who didn't enjoy Eminem's joking implication that Diddy was responsible for the death of Tupac Shakur.

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Eminem’s “KILLSHOT” had the biggest rap debut on YouTube in history