Miami, FL – 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.”
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 album Khaled 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.