“We became brothers and our friendship became stronger and stronger,” said the megaproducer.
During his feature with GQ that was released today (September 2), DJ Khaled explained his ongoing personal and professional relationship with Hov. “My relationships are more important to me than making a song,” he told the publication. “Making sure that everybody is happy is most important to me because music is a celebration. When you give it to the world, it’s a celebration in so many ways. Even when it’s pain.”
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“I was blessed to watch him record a lot of Magna Carta. Shout to [Roc Nation SVP] Lenny S. and Jay for always letting me be in the studio with them,” said Khaled. “Not just getting a chance to see him work—we became brothers and our friendship became stronger and stronger… It took me a long time [to get his verse]. It wasn’t like he didn’t want to do it. It’s just, Jay-Z is busy with so many different things. And at that time he was extra busy.”
The producer recognized that Jay respects him as a creative and has always supported Khaled’s efforts.
“[Jay saw] I was born into this sh*t and [my love] is pure. You have to love it to put together a body of work like [God Did]. I can’t speak for him, but for my situation, I can say… [our relationship is] about two winners. We’re both great at what we do.”’
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