Now that she’s an independent artist, Megan Thee Stallion is already setting records. The Houston rapper’s “Cobra” music video is the most-watched YouTube debut within a 24-hour period by a solo female rapper this year.
Megan Thee Stallion’s “Cobra” Video Has the Biggest YouTube Debut by a Solo Female Hip-Hop Artist in 2023
On Saturday (Nov. 4), Megan Thee Stallion’s management Roc Nation announced on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the Houston rhymer’s “Cobra” video racked up over 2.14 million views in 24 hours, making it the biggest YouTube debut for a solo female rapper in 2023. The special effects-driven visual, directed by Douglas Bernardt, premiered on Friday (Nov. 3) on Megan’s YT channel.
Additionally, the song itself grabbed 1.04 million global streams on Spotify within a 24-hour period.
Megan Thee Stallion Celebrates Accolade on Her X Account
After the enormous response of her new clip, the Hot Girl Coach hopped on her X account to thank her fans for making “Cobra” the hottest video on social media.
[I’m] so happy all the hotties are happy! #COBRA is the introduction of ACT ONE and y’all are already so excited… I just can’t wait until y’all see everything,” she tweeted.
“INDEPENDENT AT THAT,” Megan added in all caps.
Megan also went on her Instagram page and posted several glam photos from her “Cobra” photo shoot, which you can see below.
Megan Thee Stallion Amicably Splits From 1501 Certified Entertainment
Megan Thee Stallion’s independent success comes after she and her former label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, resolved their differences and parted ways after a years-long legal battle. The label announced the separation on their Instagram page on Oct. 19, 2023.
“Megan Thee Stallion and 1501 Certified Entertainment are pleased to announce that they have mutually reached a confidential settlement to resolve their legal differences,” they said in the statement. “As part of the arrangement, both parties have agreed to amicably part ways. Both Megan and 1501 are pleased to put this matter behind them and move forward with the next chapter of their respective businesses.”
The details of the settlement, including whether any money was exchanged, were not disclosed.
Congrats to Megan Thee Stallion!
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Check out Megan Thee Stallion’s glam photos and her special-effects driven “Cobra” music video below.