DJ Khaled Celebrates #1 Album, Prepares to Sue Billboard Over Tyler the Creator Ranking
All he does is win…eventually. Spirited hit-maker DJ Khaled is passionate about his art – so much that he’s willing to silence the interactive audience that has propelled him into popularity in recent years. Asahd Tuck Khaled‘s daddy recently took to Instagram to celebrate his latest #1 album on the Billboard charts. “Father of Asahd” has officially trumped rapper Tyler the Creator‘s “IGOR” album. But, DJ Khaled noticeably disabled the comments under this post to avoid more controversy. His caption read:
“Fan Luv thank you for all your love and support. We got the #1 Hip Hop album in the country this week! #FATHEROFASAHD TO THE WORLD! LION ORDER @wethebestmusic @rocnation @epicrecords ANOTHER ONE ! SUMMER IS OURS !”
As we previously reported, Khaled allegedly pitched a fit in the Epic Records offices after “Father of Asahd” didn’t debut at #1. He, reportedly, blames his record label’s lack of knowledge of streaming and bundle deals for why he debuted as second best to Tyler the Creator – citing that over 100K in streams from his bundle deal were left out of his first week numbers. Yikes!
Fans immediately uncovered a post-and-delete video that the Miami native posted, which many believed to be aimed at Tyler the Creator. In the video, DJ Khaled said:
“I gotta say this, too. I make albums so people can bplay it and you actually hear it. You know, drive in the car and you hear another car playin’ it. You know, go to the barbershop and you hear them playin’ it. You know, turn the radio on and you hear them playin’ it. You know, it’s playin’ everywhere. It’s called great music. It’s called albums that you actually hear the songs – not no mysterious sh*t and you never hear it. Pon your dome!”
Was DJ Khaled shading Tyler, the Creator’s number one album?
What happened to all his positivity? ? pic.twitter.com/geOsTQMxmT
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Many believe Khaled’s cocky statement was a shot to the specific underground crowd that supports Tyler the Creator and his Odd Future movement. Tyler subliminally clapped back with this response to a Twitter fan.
According to reports, DJ Khaled is now planning to sue Billboard for falsely ranking him as #2 for not counting his streams and purchases included in his energy drink bundle deal. His lawyers have, reportedly, sent a letter to the Senior Vice President of charts and data development at Billboard. A source told Page Six:
“When Khaled’s team tried to appeal, Billboard refused to budge.”
Written by Miata Shanay