6ix9ine and Nicki Minaj recently released the alternative version of "TROLLZ."
As Nicki Minaj and Tekashi 6ix9ine make it very evident that they're trying to secure the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 next week, they came through with an alternative version of their new collaboration, "TROLLZ." The song marks their third collaboration together and first since 6ix9ine's release from prison.
Following the release of the alternative version, Nicki hit Twitter to reveal why there's an alternative version int he first place. Though the release is likely a maneuver to boost streams, Nicki revealed that there are at least eleven versions of her verse, if not more. The one she released today was the first version she laid down.
"The official #Trollz verse was version 11. This was version 1. Verse changes and beat changes... but now u guys get a glimpse of where my verse begins vs. how it ends up once my creative process is complete," she wrote on Twitter.
The song was initially announced as having even more success than "GOOBA" on YouTube by surpassing the record for the biggest 24-hour debut for a hip-hop video. However, a rep from YouTube later debunked this theory.
"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," a rep said. "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."