DJ Khaled Covers Billboard Magazine
Khaled invited writer Chris Martins to his home for an in-depth look into his world that included a trip to Starbucks on a golf cart and the delivery of a shiny new Escalade to his driveway.
The piece gives you some good background info on the breakdancer turned music titan, who also revealed that he crashed Chance The Rapper’s family barbecue to get him on “I’m The One.”
Catch some highlights below.
On his son Asahd being a “prophet”:
“He leans in very closely: “He’s my son, but when I look at him, he’s my prophet, too. I believe me and Asahd was put on this world to show what love is.”
On his fear of flying:
Khaled, if you don’t know, is terrified of flying. Tony Robbins, the celebrity “life and business strategist,” is trying to help him with this, leaving voice memos every few weeks reminding Khaled he’ll take him up in his jet anytime. For now, Khaled takes a tour bus between homes and responsibilities. Asahd, though, may change that. “He flies private,” says Khaled. “I’m just as stressed out on ground waiting for him, so I might as well be up there.”
On crying when he finally got Bieber’s vocals:
Weezy knocked it out, and that was it — except Bieber wasn’t done. “I’m calling every day like, ‘Do you need me to bring you tea? Is the AC good in the house?’ Then he sends it. I’m not going to lie. I shed tears.”
On people who think he doesn’t do anything:
“Anybody who’s confused what Khaled does is an idiot.” He’s perched on the edge of his cushioned seat, waving his arms, voice echoing. “I produce, I write, I orchestrate. I’m a mogul and one of the biggest DJs you’ve seen in your life. I’ll bust your ass on some turntables. You go to my Miami studio, you’ll be blinded by the shining of the [platinum and gold] plaques. What, you think my records get made magically?”
Khaled’s Billboard cover hits stores June 17. You copping???