DJ Khaled may be a highly successful producer, but he’s often the subject of ridicule on social media. Whether he’s posting twerk videos to Instagram during the holy month of Ramadan or eating eggs and ketchup, he often finds himself the butt of jokes.
This weekend was no different. On Saturday (June 12), Khaled became a trending Twitter topic following his performance at the first-ever “Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms” fight at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium.
When it came time for DJ Khaled to entertain the crowd (or perhaps lack thereof), Twitter lit up with reactions and joked he was trying to hype up about 35 people but with little to no success.
“Make some noise for yourself,” he shouts from the ring to modest results. “Thank you for having me. Enjoy.”
The crowd was quiet af when Dj Khaled came out for the YouTube vs tiktok fight ??????? #youtubersvstiktokers#djkhaledpic.twitter.com/zZEDGCAXuF
— Shannon Sharpe Burner Account (@shannonsharpeee) June 13, 2021
Billed as a TikTok vs. YouTube fight, the Pay-Per-View event featured Austin McBroom vs. Bryce Hall in the main event, with additional matches featuring Danny Duncan, DDG, Deji, FaZe Jarvis, Michael Le, Nate Wyatt and Tanner Fox, among others.
DJ Khaled, who just released his star-studded albumKhaled Khaled last month, struggled to get the crowd to recite his lyrics. Despite his best efforts, tweet after tweet clowned Khaled’s mere presence at the fight.
But in his defense, COVID-19 restrictions were in place, which included social distancing and reduced capacity seating. Nonetheless, people couldn’t help but find the humor in DJ Khaled’s appearance.
Check out some of the reactions below.
DJ Khaled waitng for the 35 people in the stadium to sing back to him pic.twitter.com/z5VHcCZcko
— Dan (@d3urnel) June 13, 2021
Dj Khaled performing pic.twitter.com/KzsfkhrrpE
— fredo ??????? (@fredoftbl) June 13, 2021
DJ Khaled: “WHEN I SAY DJ, YOU SAY KHALID! DJ-“
The crowd: pic.twitter.com/BRljcWkTF7
— ?BradleyX2000? (@Bradley_X_2000) June 13, 2021
DJ Khaled: “LOUDER!! LOUDER!!”
The crowd: pic.twitter.com/gi6ot7yqbd
— Classify ? (@Class) June 13, 2021
NO ONE KNEW THE LYRICE THIS IS SO EMBARRASSING DJ KHALED?? pic.twitter.com/0WiKGF5kyc
— Najma 开 (@yoonsdelight_) June 13, 2021
ppl that paid for tiktokers vs youtubers fight watching DJ Khaled rn: pic.twitter.com/uVipYtqyOY
— daniel (@rrtruckt) June 13, 2021
DJ Khaled: “EVERYONE SING IT WITH ME”
The crowd: #Tiktokvsyoutubepic.twitter.com/BimuYfAZm2
— Jakeeym (@jakedeve) June 13, 2021
I’m getting second hand embarrassment from this dj khaled pic.twitter.com/Dp5jc9fYJY
— SlimRepeàr??? (@issxck) June 13, 2021
DJ KHALED was sick ?????? pic.twitter.com/gJPLh2t1BA
— Devin Booker Playoff Stan Acc (@Scumtk) June 13, 2021
TODAY IN CRINGE: DJ Khaled performs at the #youtubersvstiktokers boxing event to complete silence. pic.twitter.com/fyHoFwFCwH
— Def Noodles (@defnoodles) June 13, 2021
DJ Khaled at the #youtubevstiktok event: pic.twitter.com/j6ODgmsmxt
— Callum (@callum4LFC) June 13, 2021
This DJ Khaled performance is unintentionally the funniest thing ever #SocialGloves
— ?Harley Morenstein (@HarleyPlays) June 13, 2021
#youtubersvstiktokers Dj Khaled was trying to get people to finish the lyrics and no one did ? pic.twitter.com/WGRiKhEbAo
— angelo (@midgethunterXL) June 13, 2021
The audience waiting for DJ Khaled to finally reach the stage #youtubevstiktokpic.twitter.com/JNXCKJVUj0
— Hayley England (@Mis_Hayley) June 13, 2021
everyone live at the tiktoker vs youtuber fight watching DJ Khaled: pic.twitter.com/2hGQ2Oqtp3
— daniel (@rrtruckt) June 13, 2021