We The Best CEO DJ Khaled really can’t handle not being the best – allegedly. New reports claim the hitmaker blew up on Epic Records after his new Father of Asahd LP missed debuting atop its competition. [THIS STORY HAS SINCE BEEN UPDATED – CLICK HERE]
According to new reports, Khaled low-key had a major blow-up at the iconic label when his newest compilation album didn’t debut at No. 1.
Multiple music sources told Page Six that the rapper and producer is fuming at his label after his ballyhooed new album, “Father of Asahd,” failed to debut at the top of the charts. “He stormed into Epic with an entourage,” a source said. And when projections showed his new record looked likely to come in second, “he was angry and yelling. He threw a temper tantrum,” blaming the also-ran album placing on his label chiefs’ not understanding streaming services and bundle deals. (Page Six)
The same reports claim Khaled believes his label didn’t go hard enough for him this time around.
A second source, who also described how the disappointed DJ did not hold back his displeasure, added, “No. 2 won’t do for Khaled. He was not happy when the album didn’t debut at No. 1 . . . Not happy at all.” An industry insider added: “He was furious. There was some nasty stuff said. Publicly, he’s all about ‘positivity,’ but there is a mean side to him that people don’t see . . . He overhyped the record and blew it up as his biggest album ever.” (Page Six)
Despite the negative story, Khaled has continued to live his best life promoting the LP across social media.
The album ultimately debuted on the Billboard sales chart behind rapper Tyler, the Creator‘s IGOR album.
He made seven different music videos, all of which looked pretty expensive, and he released them all within the first week. And yet DJ Khaled did not get a #1 album for his efforts. Father Of Asahddebuted at #2 on Billboard’s album charts, edged out by Tyler, The Creator’s Igor. And Khaled, it seems, was not happy about this. (Stereogum)