I put out tapes, but I always kept saying, 'Why am I putting all this energy into these tapes?' I was like, 'I'd rather make just an album because I have a vision; I know how I want to do my records.' I always felt like an artist as well.
I don't think I would run for president.
I want to lose weight because I want to be focused, meaning healthy.
It confuses me and disappoints me when somebody says, 'What does he do? What does he do?' My records are some of the biggest anthems ever. What do you think, they magically just appear? Obama walked out to my record.
I've been a mogul and executive since the beginning of my career. People are just born with that skill.
Put it this way: If I asked, 'How's business?' and you say, 'Boomin' or 'Amazing', I already know the answer.
A producer gets the whole vision done from top to bottom, to making the record to having the record delivered to the world. That's a producer.
I don't have no favorite rock bands. I'm a fan of rock music, though.
I'm honored that everybody's inspired off my inspiration.
Lil Wayne, that's my brother. Birdman, that's family.
I'm an entrepreneur. I'm a young mogul. I'm blessed.
Everybody around me had a Snapchat, and I said I would never get on it. I'm still on Instagram, you know? They convinced me to get Snapchat.
I want to appeal to everyone. Because I'm not saying I'm the best, but we the best.
I wanna thank MTV and the VMAs for choosing me to be a part of the show because, on this show, if you not an icon or upcomin' icon, you're not on the show, you know?
I always make my dreams into goals.
At the end of the day, I pray for the best.
I want more of my favorite artists or more of the guy that makes the anthems. I want more.
The new Khaled is enjoying life, man. Because you know what, nobody is going to congratulate you on what you really deserve.
Basically what I'm trying to tell you is that it's almost impossible to drive a jet ski at night time unless you're in a city with lights lit up so you can navigate. Besides being pitch black, that water turn black at night. Listen, I don't recommend it.
Basically, I'm one of the greatest producers ever. And I'm also one of the greatest DJs ever. And I'm also one of the best executives ever.
Jeb Bush, I appreciate you. You a leader. You a Bush.
Key is never be afraid of being yourself. Never!
Meeting President Obama was amazing. Very inspiring.
You gotta water your plants. Nobody can water them for you.
For a date night with my girlfriend, we go to Zuma for Japanese.
What's so beautiful about Miami is that we support each other. We're just one big family, not just the entertainers, just everyone in general.
I've always been a fan of the VMAs, and I've always worked hard just to get a ticket to go to the VMAs.
It's safe to say headphones is a good business.
You gotta understand: I believe a woman should praise the man, the king. If you holding it down for your woman, I feel like the woman should praise. And the man should praise the queen.
For me to talk with Obama and the conversation I had with him, I was letting him know that me and my fans have a special connection, and it's love, and I believe that love is the answer.
Nicki Minaj, I'm at MTV. I'm going to be honest with you: I love you. I like you. I want you; I want you to be mine. Only reason I'm not telling you this face to face is because I understand that you're busy.
I feel real good because it's about representing the young world and how to uplift each other and how to push us to be greater and make sure we don't fall or get trapped or get in trouble, you know what I mean. Stay focused, you know what I mean.
Love is the most powerful thing in the world, and you know, what love brings is joy.
To keep the business going, you gotta keep it boomin'.
All of my records, I produced, put together completely. All of them. Maybe Drake might come with an idea, and I might finish it. You gotta remember what a producer is. Quincy Jones is a producer.
I remember they used to tell me, they said, 'Khaled, you can't get a Rolls-Royce; you need to get one of them small ones.' So I went and bought a Phantom.
We want justice, but at the same time, we gotta love and come together and bring unity, and I feel it's gonna happen.
I'm gonna go hard no matter what because I gotta feed my family, and I gotta feed myself.
I'm not ashamed to say I fear something.
'They' is... stay away from them, please. There is so many different definitions of 'they.' You might have a personal 'they.' They against you; they want you broken and miserable. They don't like winners; they don't like people who's blessed. So everybody's got a different 'they.'
I put cocoa butter all over my face and my iconic belly and my arms and legs. Why live rough? Live smooth.
I'm the king of the anthems.
I would love to get Rihanna on a Khaled song. That's my friend, but every time I'm around her, I get shy.
When it all got taken away, I was becoming a young man. So I had to sacrifice to leave my family... Sleeping in my car, getting an apartment for a month and getting evicted the next month. Staying in the $25, $50 hotels.
I know love is the answer.
Love to everybody who is out there progressing and taking things to the next level.
I put together amazing records, whether that's finding the beat or putting the right hook on there, and picking the right artists on the record. That's me being an A&R. And I'm making sure that they give me their best.
I wake up every day inspiring myself, because God gave me life.
I'm just changing the game because I know what the fans want and the people want 'cause I'm a fan of hip-hop.
I feel like people can relate to me because we all go through wins and roadblocks and passion and pain, and it's a vibe.