“Today we’ve reached one billion views on YouTube. The first song of mine to achieve this figure,” the Colombian artist expressed on Instagram, also sharing that the relatable bop has surpassed four billion on digital streaming. “I celebrate this with you all who made this possible. Infinite thanks.”
“Being No. 1 in many countries was like seeing that it was number one in your hearts and of millions of people at the same time,” she noted. “That regardless of the language, people from all over the world connected with it.”
“Tusa,” which dropped on November 7, 2019, is about a girl who thinks she’s over her ex but gets really sad whenever she hears the song that reminds her of him. Nicki’s rap verses, on the other hand, assures the ex that it’s his loss and now she’s moved on.
In a previous interview with Billboard, Karol G explained that “Tusa” is Colombian slang for heartache. As for how to get over that “Tusa”? She says she has the technique down to a science: “First and foremost, work out. Look awesome so he eats his heart out the next time he sees you.”
In addition to “Tusa,” Karol G counts with two other entries on the Billion Views Club collaborating with Anuel AA on his tracks “Secreto” and “China.” This marks Minaj’s fifth entry with more than one billion views.
Watch the “Tusa” video below.