The Detroit rapper has achieved another milestone as his video for “Rap God” officially surpasses 1 billion views on YouTube. The Rich Lee-directed video for 2013’s Marshall Mathers LP 2 track is Em’s third video to join YouTube’s Billion Views Club, following “Not Afraid” (1.3 billion views) and “Love the Way You Lie” featuring Rihanna (1.9 billion views).
“A billion Stans can’t be wrong!” said Eminem in a statement. “Thanks to YouTube and the community for taking such great interest in this wild video.”
Eminem continues to be a dominating force on YouTube. He has racked up 3.9 billion views globally in the past year and is the fourth most-subscribed artist on the platform with over 41 million subscribers on his official artist channel. Additionally, his “Killshot” video received over 38 million views in its first 24 hours, earning the biggest hip-hop debut in YouTube history.
Earlier this month, Eminem delivered a surprise performance of his Oscar-winning song “Lose Yourself” at the Academy Awards. He also recently earned his historic 10th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with Music to Be Murdered By.