The biggest stars came out to celebrate DJ Khaled as he received his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
JAY-Z, Diddy, and Fat Joe were among those in attendance during Monday’s unveiling ceremony, along with Teyana Taylor, L.A. Reid, Sylvia Rhone, Steve Rifkind, and Cool & Dre. Khaled’s wife Nicole and their two sons, Asahd and Aalam, were also there as Khaled was cemented into Hollywood history.
Fat Joe was first to give Khaled his flowers, acknowledging him as a father and music mogul. “When I think of Khaled, I think of love,” he told the crowd on Hollywood Blvd. “In hip-hop for a long time, we haven’t really embraced fatherhood. Nobody has done it like Khaled. Music-wise, there’s nobody with a greater ear.”
As Khaled stood alongside him in a coral-colored suit, Diddy reflected on Khaled’s “relentless” hustle and “unmatched” work ethic. “You’re a pioneer, an icon, a brilliant business man,” he told the We the Best boss. “But most importantly, you’re a great friend to all of us that’s here—a great father, a great husband, and one of the greatest people I’ve ever met.”
Puff added, “Khaled means forever and I want to congratulate you on something that will be here forever to mark the great work that you’ve done.”
JAY-Z didn’t speak, but he did join Diddy, Fat Joe, and Khaled’s family for a photo opp in front of Khaled’s new star.
Khaled was emotional as he took the podium, thanking his friends, wife, and his sons. “I want my star to represent the light, the love that shines on everybody. God put me on this earth to be a light. The room could be pitch dark and when I walk in, it’s bright,” he said. “This is for hip-hop. But I want to make it clear, we just getting started.”
Khaled becomes the 2,719th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.