Here's What Really Happened at EDC, Explained By DJ Khaled Himself
DJ Khaled’s EDC Vegas set debacle has dominated headlines relative to the Insomniac event. The “Wild Thoughts” producer sat down with radio station, Power 106 FM for a Q&A style interview that not surprisingly touched on the incident, despite its focus on the DJ’s tenth studio album, “Grateful,” out one June 23rd. Khaled’s botched set has been a source of controversy, with the producer accusing sabotage, and conversely, gossip blogs and other entities alleging that DJ Khaled arrived late, delaying his own set.
Khaled explained that he was not in fact late, but rather arrived at around 10:45 PM, spending much of his time sitting in a chair waiting to take the stage, delayed by a variety of technical difficulties—Khaled notes a lack of turn tables and the inability to connect the proper cables to produce sound as the culprits. Once the sound issues appeared resolved to the best of their ability, DJ Khaled was informed that he would only have 10-15 minutes to play.
“I came out because I wanted to show my fans love,” the producer noted, reasoning that many other artists would have refused to have appear before the crowd, choosing instead to issue a message to fans explaining the absence, blaming sound issues. DJ Khaled remains humble and collected throughout the interview, explaining that he cannot blame EDC, nor can he be blamed for the sound problems that permeated the length of his set. So maybe we can let the EDC California puns go now, huh. Watch the interview below.