Tekashi 6ix9ine's 'Gooba' snatches YouTube record off Eminem's 'Killshot'

Controversial rapper and police informant Tekashi 69 has made YouTube history with his latest release 'Gooba', snatching a record previously held by Eminem.

The video has racked up over 75 million views since it was released on May 8 and scored the biggest 24-hour YouTube debut ever for a hip-hop video - beating previous record-holder Eminem who held it with his Machine Gun Kelly diss track 'Killshot'.

'Gooba' is the first track released since the early prison release of the convicted child sex offender, whose real name is Daniel Hernandez and whose musical name is usually stylised as '6ix9ine'.

He had been serving a two-year sentence for his involvement with the Nine Trey Blood gang's acts of violence and drug dealing - a sentence that was greatly reduced after he testified against other defendants.

6ix9ine's 'Gooba' video is filled with his trademark rainbow colours as he raps while flanked by several twerking women.

The lyrics make reference to both the COVID-19 pandemic and the rapper's much-criticised 'snitching' on his co-offenders - which he suggests made him money.

"They sick, been hot way before coronavirus," raps 6ix9ine in 'Gooba'.

"You're mad I'm back, big mad / N***as tweetin' bout me, got me trendin', bitch, you big sad.

"Tell me how I ratted, came home to a big bag."

As well as releasing 'Gooba' since his April prison release, 6ix9ine has also traded insults with fellow rapper Meek Mill.