After making his announcement at the Viacom Awards ceremony in New York, DJ Khaled spoke to Billboard about receiving his new award, how school helped him become the man he is today, fatherhood, touring with Demi Lovato, how close he is to working with Eminem and his favorite JAY-Z and Beyoncé collaboration of all time. Check out interview below:
Billboard: It’s no secret that you have dream collaborations, most notably Eminem, Dr. Dre and Adele. How close are you to securing those Em vocals?
Dj Khaled: “Well, I mean, Eminem, I finally met him the other day at the iHeart Music Awards, but I didn’t really get a chance to talk to him, talk to him. I talked to him on the camera, but I’m sure he’s getting the kites, and the next step I think is for me to deliver something that he’ll love to get on. I’m friends with his manager and I’m going to reach out to him and I’m going to send him something. Hopefully, he’ll like to get on it. I just want to make sure when I send it, it’s the one. Throughout the years, I’ve been telling you I’ve been trying to get him on records. I had the ones, but now, I’m working on the new album, so I want to create the new one. Hopefully, he’s willing to work and again, I’m a big fan. He’s somebody that I haven’t worked with yet, and I would love to pull it off.”
Check out the full interview on Billboard here.