Cheering on Slim Shady from the social media sidelines, Fif gave his first warning for MGK that Em would return to the 28-year-old’s “Rap Devil” diss with a vengeance. The Power star’s nearly half a million likes on his Instagram post of that return, emerged in the form of Eminem’s responsive diss titled “Killshot,” proved that. The anti-MGK record also broke through a YouTube milestone, nabbing a spot as the biggest rap song debut in the entire history of YouTube. To Fif, that’s a huge W for Slim Shady. For the rest of hip-hop, however, it’s a fat L.
In its first 24 hours, “Killshot” rapidly swelled to 38.1 million views on the video platform. Those numbers are infectiously growing, now standing at over 72 million views. Business Insider reports the song also snatched the No. 3 spot for the largest debut in any song genre.
But not without jabbing at everyone else, including himself (hilariously.) “Man, do you see this sh**,” he wrote in his caption of a celebratory post for Em’s milestone. “Think about it the Biggest hip hop song on you tube now everybody gotta take a L because of MGK. What the f**k, we didn’t have anything to do with this sh** Damn.”
Obviously, the Get Rich or Die Tryin’ rapper’s angst is only sarcastic, as he and Em’s brotherhood go way, way back. He does make a good point, though: time to step those numbers up, hip-hop!
See his news for the rest of the rap circle in the post below.
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