Tekashi 6ix9ine believed he broke records with his Nicki Minaj-assisted video for “TROLLZ”, but now Youtube is clearing up the discussion that the YouTube record was broken for the most views in a 24-hour period, a record previously held by Eminem’s 2018 Machine Gun Kelly diss track “Killshot.”
According to YouTube, the music video had in 32.5 million views in a day, trailing behind “GOOBA” by 6.4 million views.
YouTube’s 24-hour record debut policy states, “Videos eligible for YouTube’s 24-hour record debuts are those with the highest views from organic sources within the first 24 hours of the video’s public release. This includes direct links to the video, search results, external sites that embed the video and YouTube features like the homepage, watch next and Trending.
“Video advertising is an effective way to reach specific audiences with a song debut, but paid advertising views on YouTube will no longer be considered when looking at a 24-hour record debut.”
Shortly after the video’s Friday (June 12) premiere, 6ix9ine gloated in a since-deleted Instagram post, writing, “@nickiminaj DIDNT THEY CANCEL US. IT HASNT EVEN BEEN 24 HOURS YET,” he wrote with a graphic boasting 46 million YouTube views.
Nicki Minaj surprised many people when the announcement of the “Trollz” single and music video was made due to 6ix9ine’s current persona being affected by his court actions against his former gang.
Nicki Minaj explained her actions which can be seen here.