DJ Khaled thanked God for bringing him to earth “to be a light” as he was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
The multi-award-winning producer and performer said he wanted his award to “represent the love that shines on everyone,” and vowed he was “just getting started.”
The musician, whose real name is Khaled Mohammed Khaled, was presented with the award by US rappers Fat Joe and Puff Daddy on Monday, along with famous faces like music mogul Jay-Z.
Wearing a bright orange suit, he said: “I’m not a normal guy, I’m a different guy… There’s only one Khaled.
“I want my star to represent the light, the love that shines on everyone. God put me on earth to be a light.
“The room can be pitch black and when I walk in it’s light. When it’s dark I’m the light and when it’s the light I’m a brighter light.
“So I want everyone to take this starlight and know that this is forever and this is for all of us.
He continued, “This is for hip-hop, but I want to make it clear that we’re just getting started.
“That’s why I always say we’re the best and scream and keep going because it’s not just me, it’s us.”
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DJ Khaled is known for his collaborations with other high profile artists such as Justin Bieber, Rihanna, Snoop Dogg and Drake.
He has been nominated for three Grammys and won Best Rap/Sung Performance in 2020 for his hit “Higher” with John Legend and the late Nipsey Hussle.
The singer recently appeared at the 94th Academy Awards, where he humorously opened the show alongside comedians Wanda Sykes, Amy Schumer and Regina Hall.
His triple-platinum hit “All I Do Is Win,” starring T-Pain, Ludacris, Snoop Dogg and Rick Ross, accompanied President Barack Obama’s performance at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
DJ Khaled’s star is 2,719. on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Dedicated to the Recording category, it is located at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard next to Amoeba Music.
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