The “Father of Asahd” artist DJ Khaled recently appeared as a guest on the latest Drink Champs interview. He has once again been caught up in the conversation surrounding joining VERZUZ, to which he has confirmed he has no interest of ever doing.
When it comes to VERZUZ, a project by legendary producers Swizz Beatz and Timbaland, major names are often thrown around. In the past year, DJ Khaled has been very vocal about how he believes no one will ever be able to go head-to-head with him. Doubling down on his comments made earlier this year, Khaled told Drink Champs that it is only “facts” when he says that he truly does not think anyone can beat him. While he admits he loves VERZUZ, it appears fans will not be seeing DJ Khaled battling it out anytime soon. In the interview he confirms,
“Anybody that’s ever asked me that, I always said that. I’m never backing down on that talk. I’m sayin’, I’m not doing a VERZUZ, I got love for VERZUZ. I’ve SoundClashed my whole life. I’ve been battling my whole life, trust me. You know, I’m at a point right now, you know, I’m blessed. You blessed, you blessed, we all blessed…but when it come down to battling and VERZUZ and all that, I’m more of a fan of it because I used to SoundClash my whole life.”
He continued to explain his reasoning stating that he does not know “how to do it halfway.” He adds, “You gotta respect my catalog! I respect the question, I respect how you came at it and I get it and I respect it because I come from that. Like, EFN will tell you, I’m a Sound boy, I’m a Sound killer. No, I kill sounds…I don’t think you understand. That’s how I came in the game, killin’.” DJ Khaled reminds everyone that it took a lot of hardwork for him to get to where he is now, “Nobody ever gave this shit to me, like, ‘Khal, here’s a door open, we want you to win.’ Stop. This hard work.”
Watch the full interview above.
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