The official music video for Eminem’s song, “Rap God,” has passed one billion views on YouTube. The 47-year-old hit the milestone on the video-sharing site more than six years after its release in 2013.
The six-minute video appeared on “The Marshall Mathers LP 2,” and the Detroit native shows off his lyrical prowess while taking shots at rap peers including Tyler The Creator, Joe Budden, and Machine Gun Kelly. Eminem gave the video a push by sharing a short clip on his Instagram and Twitter pages last week along with the caption: “‘Everybody loves to root for a nuisance’ #RapGod countdown to 1 billion.”
“Rap God” is the third Eminem video to eclipse the benchmark. His track “Not Afraid” and “Love the Way You Lie,” featuring Rihanna, have also surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube.
Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s “Despacito,” is currently the most-streamed video on YouTube, having racked up over 6.6 billion views as of Monday. In 2015, Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth’s collaborative track “See You Again” made history as the first rap video to surpass 1 billion views on YouTube.
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