DJ Khaled threw a tantrum at his record label after his album, Father of Asahd, failed to debut at number 1 on the album charts.

Multiple sources tell Page Six the 43-year-old rapper and producer threw a tantrum at his record label when his album, named after his 2-year-old son, didn't debut at number one.

Khaled, who boasts nearly 20 million followers on social media, promoted his album heavily on social media.

Father of Asahd sold 136,000 album-equivalent units, of which 34,000 were pure album sales.

"He stormed into Epic with an entourage," a source said. Khaled was angry that the record label didn't do enough promotion to get the sales needed to top the charts.

"[H]e was angry and yelling. He threw a temper tantrum," said the source, who said Khaled blamed his label bosses' lack of understanding streaming services and bundle deals.

Father of Asahd landed at No. 2 on the Billboard album and streaming charts behind Tyler the Creator's critically acclaimed album Igor.

Sony Records, which owns Epic and also reps Tyler, "is happy regardless. Their artists were No. 1 and No. 2."

Another source told Page Six number 2 wasn't good enough for Khaled.

"No. 2 won't do for Khaled. He was not happy when the album didn't debut at No. 1. Not happy at all."

Khaled was apparently upset that his album may not recoup the mountain of cash spent to market the album around the globe.

"He was furious. There was some nasty stuff said. Publicly, he's all about 'positivity,' but there is a mean side to him that people don't see. He overhyped the record and blew it up as his biggest album ever."

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  • CopperCutie

    So sick of this arabic, culture vulture.

  • Reenaface

    Perhaps people are tired of him?????

  • Fire & Ice

    The Kirk Franklin of hip hop needs to cut it out ?

  • Navybeans95

    The title irritates me...I know he's proud of his son but he should stop using him to get attention...

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Trash Ass album . Sand Nigga had a whole roster of heavyweights and still put out a dud. That SZA song is an atrocity. The only likable song is Post Malone and Travis Scott and the fool has the wrong one ( travis ) singing the hook who can’t hold a melody for his life.

  • Coy little wink

    * crickets

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Atleast Kirk breaks new talent , I’m waiting for the day that Khaled actually discovers talent and puts someone on instead of throwing people on a track and yelling catch phrases.

  • chan chan

    He’s lucky it’s number 2.

  • Renee26

    Oh the narcissist raged ?

  • Sid

    People are too woke now and see how much of a culture vulture he is

  • WhoKnew

    Awww...fat ass stink stink in his feelings because his publicity stunt using his kid as a prop didn't bring in the coins to repay him for that rolex that he bought a 2 year old....awww fat ass stink stink.

  • WhoKnew

    Awww...fat ass stink stink in his feelings because his publicity stunt using his kid as a prop didn't bring in the coins to repay him for that rolex that he bought a 2 year old....awww fat ass stink stink.

  • Renee26

    He's a producer right?? His fat ass needs to eat some humble pie then build a bridge so he can get over it

  • Renee26

    He's a producer right?? His fat ass needs to eat some humble pie then build a bridge so he can get over it

  • Wreckognize Game

    I think that probably turned some people off. He is obnoxious most of the time.

  • Wreckognize Game

    I think that probably turned some people off. He is obnoxious most of the time.

  • Prettybrowneyes

    ?

  • Prettybrowneyes

    ?

  • Navybeans95

    Yep, he got knocked down a couple pegs.... that's good for obnoxious people..

  • Navybeans95

    Yep, he got knocked down a couple pegs.... that's good for obnoxious people..

  • Wreckognize Game

    He bought everybody on SNL to promote his album. The John Legend/Nipsey song performance was good

  • Wreckognize Game

    Asahd also produced this album

  • Ni Ni

    Folks is tide of him and that lil boy. I believe i read he is the rapper who doesn't have any songs with just himself on them, smh. Anyway, number 2 is still good esp at his old age...ungrateful behind.

  • luVn_liFe…

    He needs to just focus on being the Father of Ashad. Everyone isn't interested in the baby's every move,outfit and word. They just arent

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    His ego is hurt. He couldn't convince 1% of his social media followers to download his album.

  • Marlika

    Good!! I’m sick of this fat culture vulture!!? I’m so pissed that Buju Banton did a record with him. I’m one of Bujumbura biggest fans and I refuse to support this album. I believe this fat phawker produced the album as well.??????

  • ReadingIsFundamental4Real

    It's a garbage album. It's full of old tracks, collaborations, and his same old hype shout outs.

  • Shenanigans1

    His music hasn’t been that great in more recent years. Maybe he should change up his approach or his sound I don’t know.

  • Navybeans95

    Smh...he should also stop with chanting his own name in every single song....he's not even rapping or singing ...I cringe....

  • http://realitytea.com Lady Chatterley’s Lover

    AAaa ha ha!

  • Shenanigans1

    I love babies. But I had to take a year long break from him. All his snap chat is is him showing off his things, his cars, his home, his baby. It was becoming too much. I understand people are proud of where they come from and what they have now but after a while it just screams “f**k you I have thingggsss look at me!”.

  • Li-Wright

    Something tells me he's in deep $$$ doo-doo. If something like that can upset a celeb, what's next? That his picture didn't make the cover of Rollingstone?
    And having 20 Mil social media followers is NOTHING NOTHING. The followers are "lurkers" not buyers. You can expect maybe 20% of those followers to buy your goods. I suspect he spend 24/7 on social media and maybe that's what's stressing him out.
    And I found out a while ago, that these music releases on streaming don't translate into money, the way it did years ago. When CDs were released you could keep track of the Physical # that sold. Nowadays, artists cannot cannot depend on streaming services. And there's a big LAG time to get royalties.

  • Shenanigans1

    Are they catch phrases in 2019? I haven’t been heard anything catch from him since 2007. Lmao

  • Li-Wright

    He needs $$$ to take care of the baby.

  • Li-Wright

    And 136,000 aint a lot.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Kharim youre barely talented, its a miracle that you even scrounged up a career together why you acting shocked that nobody wants to buy your ish?

  • chan chan

    I shocked he sold that much I was thinking more along the line of 15,000

  • Fire & Ice

    I agree with you about the talent scouting part, as it relates to Kirk. As for Khaled, he's nothing more than a culture vulture.

  • Fire & Ice

    Right! Stop pimping that little boy.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    All them followers on social media and not 20% of em buying albums?

  • Renee26

    Yeah I forgot he was a baby genius decision maker ?

  • Logan Roberts

    ?Another one !!! Lol.

  • T Willis

    Khalid should be grateful. The only non-black mfer that does the least amount of “artistry”, and is highly regarded in hip-hop ?

  • T Willis

    Chile we learned 10 years ago that follower numbers do not produce results

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Lol

  • T Willis

    Wait, he’s a rapper ??

  • T Willis

    It’s a 100k more than Ciara. Lol

  • Barb

    A Sad Day for 'Asahd' - 'Igor' kicked his little arse and ain't nuttin pappy and his money can do about it!! Poor lil' Sand Niger

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Yeah he shot a video for nearly every song , not to mention that Nipsey song along should have catapulted the album , but just like with nicki last album , people not feeling weak music. Nicki ain’t been the same since safari left , which gives nothing that maybe he was her ghost writer. Khaled L’s album is straight doo doo , maybe 2 songs. That Nipsey song nice but John legend has had better hooks.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    The Kardashians can't get less than 1% of their 400 million followers to watch their reality TV show.

  • gellie

    Have black people had enough of these vultures eating off us?? I know I've BEEN done.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Boy BYE!..WHO TF ARE YOU! Thinks WAY TOO MUCH OF HIMSELF!.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Even worse is only 34,000 in pure sales.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    They can't even get 1% to buy their goods. When will they learn that social media is not a good business model?

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Once i heard that song with Sza on it, I was like “this album is https://media1.giphy.com/media/5h47LKoyTw0yHtrDMe/giphy.gif”

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Some of those followers be fake pages I don’t even have over 1,000 because every time a fake page followed my account I delete it if you scroll through the followers some of those aren’t real accounts and those accounts will make over 100 comments on a post and it don’t be real comments it may say hey, or and emojis but not real comments

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs

    Once i heard that song with Sza on it, I was like “this album is https://media1.giphy.com/media/5h47LKoyTw0yHtrDMe/giphy.gif

  • Bashi22

    Too much features all he does is talk like Kirk Franklin.

  • Thee Lovelii Ladii Jaye ?

    His ego is ruined because he can't scream "We the best" in every song. A grown man baby..nothing to see here folks.

  • BaileyBlue17

    We da BEST music!!! Lmao

  • Mielle Downey

    It's all Ahsad fault you can't ask a baby to do a man's job. He needs to take away his allowance for producing a 5rash album. Damnt kids always like to play and not put in work. How it the album gonna go to number one and Ashad can't even count to 1?

  • Rayscoty

    First Glance " Why is he holding Christina Milian like that"

    My bad...

  • karenb08

    Stop with the Safari writing for Nicki crap. He even admitted he wasnt writing for her and tbe Queen album was a dope album. Stop listening to what jealous people tell you about someone's craft and experience it for yourself. So sick of seeing black women being torn down. If Queen was a weak album then how come the only song they play off Travis album is the 1 with Drake

  • Hazel

    It's because people are sick of seeing him idolize that little brat; not out of love but for marketing value. Black people don't want to constantly be reminded of what they CAN'T do for their own family, or feel guilty because they'd rather do for themselves! It was doomed to fail because he doesn't understand black psychology. Hey Khalid, maybe you should enroll at Harvard for a few days to learn branding basics; like understanding your target audience. LMFAO.

  • Shamwow

    Dude should just go to church and profess that he’s not dumb no more! Say that he’s been delivert and out here eating his wife cupcake. Tell us he wish he started years ago and eating puzzy is better than sex. Then he’ll be number 1 in no time.

  • Dontgetdraggedhoe??

    Thats absolutely right! Same with all of these love and hip hop 2/3/4/5 millions followers yet they cant sell half a mixtape. Smfh

  • AveIvy

    His music is dull. No one wants a whole album of his bullshit. Plus he's annoying AF!

  • Mielle Downey

    HOLY MOUNTAIN IS MY ISH. I HAVE THATVON REPEAT.!!!

  • PK

    Can’t stand him. That’s all.

  • PK

    Lmao

  • selectivewords

    he is actually a DJ. so he can't even rap! He will be forever need "another rapper" ! LOL

  • Judge Mental Will

    Really? Nicki Minaj sold double that and was piss off aswell for not debuting at number 1. She didn't blame her record label, she blame Baby Stormi ??????

  • T Willis

    “Black people don’t want to constantly be reminded of what they CANT do for their own...”

    This is so dayum true! And to make matters worse, he’s letting blacks know that his son will have wealth and legacy off of OUR backs!

    But I’m not surprised, Khaled does the least amount of artistry, and is one of the most revered. It’s not too much of a stretch for him think he could get away with selling us more bs.

  • Dowoop

    ???

  • Damian Jordan

    Bet he’ll start eating puzzy now! ?????

  • blue skies

    O WOW

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Give that big baby a pacifier

  • T3

    ??????????

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    Actually if you listen and watch any safari song past and present : everything from his cadence , flow , and even gestures are damn near similar to hers and this ain’t hearsay it’s a fact . Also her not producing numbers since he left are facts also . Don’t shoot the messenger

  • Rent em Spoons ?????????

    No he ain’t even that , those white DJs do the same as Khaled but Atleast they do production , Khaled does nothing but throw people on a track and shout the same shit. In the beginning a lot of his music slapped due to his balancing of acts but now it’s just an unbalanced compilation of weak hits .

    He doesn’t break anyone , there are so many talented undiscovered artists and beat makers that he could blossom or steal from , instead he just jumps on whoever is hot and throws on a track.

  • Renee26

    Loooooordt!!

  • bb1812

    The expectation was for all those fan bases to pull monster numbers & it just didn't happen. I was checking Kworb & the iTunes charts when the new releases dropped that night & he had a really slow start--I remember thinking the drop musta been delayed or so--was odd. Anyway, I didnt care for anything on the album myself.

  • tintin

    He pratically did a music video for every song. That's his fault, way too much money for that. Albums dont sell anymore get over yourself fatty that still carries your big ass son in your hand

  • ??Dotty??

    No one is buying music. We live in small apartments and dont have room to be keeping cds. We either stream or itunes, and watch videos on youtube. No one has time or space or money for that.

  • ClaireHuxtable

    No more Cristal for you, Young Man!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    He being sarcastic with the title knowing black people don’t have their Father’s in their lives

  • what?why

    This guy believes his own hype - he is talentless.

  • the guest

    Gorgeous baby boy and bless this proud and devoted father. I don't know his music but I will not criticize an artist for standing up for their rights and I certainly will not criticize any father as being too proud or devoted.

  • Kimberly King

    Every time I see Khaled, I think about that disgusting homemade porno I seen of him and some chick. His back is huge. With that being said, I will gladly let him shoot the club up. Retire me, baby ;-). Your new album can be called "Father of Kimmy" lol

  • Fire & Ice

    Co-sign

  • BogartKing

    Music is garbage but there's those millions of mtfs who buy that bullshit and keep that fraud mtf in business

  • Allihave2say

    His son is still a bastard born to a baby mama and a baby daddy. There!

  • Rhyme and Reason

    I believe DJ Khaled over-exposed himself using social media to build his followers, and his personality overshadowed his music!

    And, fans have to really like your music, and want to see you succeed to BUY YOUR MUSIC!

    Apple dropping iTunes speaks volumes about “music sales vs. music streaming”....and who puts out “must-have” albums today?

    True fans/stans not social media followers are the ones who BUY music!

  • T865!

    Wow ?

  • Indies beauty

    Your wrong. Nicki writes her music. And Queen was sooo dope.

  • laidbackgal4real

    His back is huge .. omg ??

  • laidbackgal4real

    I’m black and my father is still in my life .... I’m so sorry that your father is not in your life ?

  • Raquel

    Faaaaaacts!!! The video is ???....070 Shake did her thing too. ?

  • Alextra Ballard

    Most artist are unexposed some don’t get the recognition or the acknowledgement they deserve. This ol mofo is over exposed and fa what? Ion like him or his musik. He’s always been annoying....however he’s been super annoying ever since his son was born. Mofo all bent outta shape cuz him fail tew shove that garbage down our throats.

  • free

    LOLOLOL

  • T Willis

    Yeah I make sure to purchase albums by Jazmin S., Tamia, and Fanny.... or if I find a new r&b artist that I like (Suzann is dope) I’ll buy it to support them.

  • Rossdaboss

    He dont rap, nor does he sing, mfer probably dont even make the beats. Lol..and hes famous for what?

  • Peppermint Patty

    I just watched a video about girl group June's Diary, the ones from Kelly Rowland's show on BET. They've been done SO wrong by labels/execs/mentors and are super talented. Don't see them stomping around Coachella screaming WE DA BEST! take note khaled....

  • datjerk

    He's annoying

  • Mark mcharm

    People still buy music I buy my mp3 albums on Amazon I'm not buying his bs.

  • Nita Pie

    Listen to the songs he got other producers tags on the songs

  • Nita Pie

    Yea that CB song is horrible too

  • Gowns. Beautiful Gowns

    we da 2nd best?

  • http://www.mylifeinlame.com/?m=1 Kimberly

    Whew chile i done lost it. LOLOLOLOL

  • Ni Ni

    A mess!

  • GAPeach

    I work for said company. It's not actually dropping iTunes. That's kind of all I can say. Don't want nobody seeing my comments.

  • GAPeach

    He seems like a very devoted father, but why is he always carrying that boy around like a ventriloquist dummy?

  • hottlanta

    Should have called Ciara. She thought millions of followers meant millions of album sales n dollars. Folks needs to stop getting caught up in the numbers. Folks are victims of their own egos.

  • Sircaput

    lmao , he is the Kirk Franklin of rap!

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    As hell

  • Anunnaki, in A twilight Zone

    Well i dont even know what the other albums he had, sooo, ill just read the comments, lol

  • Yoni7

    Nice jacket Khaled. I'd like that in a shirt or sexy shirt dress.

  • Yoni7
  • Vegas1989

    YELLING WE THE BEST!!!! WHO WE NIJIA'S.....LOL

  • Dasright

    Ha! Word

  • Sircaput

    Ciara don't care about her sales, her hubby signed that new contract, she set for life!

  • Connie

    There's this social media comedian from the islands who has thousands of followers....very funny and popular. He decided to do a show in NY and sold only 12 tickets...had to cancel. He acknowledged his marketing was lacking...smh!

  • T Willis

    Beyoncé is set for life. JLO is set for life. Rihanna is set for life. Ciara is mildly rich by marriage. But, set for life? Lmao she is not. All the woman around Ciara in the industry are worth $100+ million on their own, and they are still building. Ciara will have Russell bankrupt by 2020 if she continues to tie his money to her celebrity status.

  • Wile E. Coli

    Put the kid down for a few days.

  • Andrea Williams

    I am not being funny but what does he do exactly? Does he sing or rap? The only thing that I have seen him do is carry around his little boy while wearing colorful shirts.

  • imright

    his album was ok ... got about 5 songs i play on the reg since if dropped

  • Blak

    he should be embarrassed that bhad bhabie is doing better numbers than him

  • Jon Haller

    Promotional prop

  • Raiderx

    right, I never understood his popularity. I remember the days of limewire and so on when you download a song you worried about two things. Is it a virus or does it have a stupid mofo yelling over the track with his DJ name.

  • Applebootay

    Google is your friend: DJ Khaled, is an American DJ, record executive, songwriter, record producer and media personality. Khaled’s new album,, continues in his tradition of envisioning every song as a posse cut. The project’s 15 tracks
    feature 29 different performers plus his own signature bellowing.

  • Applebootay

    Nope, I pay my little monthly fee and only listen to what comes with that....not buying anything outside of that....and every now and then, I'll get Tidal if their is an exclusive album on their service...However, people are not buying music like they use to....

  • Applebootay

    YOU KNOW WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT!

  • Applebootay

    Lof off now!

  • Jay

    He does about as much as a DJ does. It's in his name.

  • Philip McKinney

    What's the problem? He couldn't buy another good album and now he's pissed? Whiny little baby.

  • Philip McKinney

    He's famous because he had enough money to pay actual stars to be on his first album, and now he's bitchy that people know he ain't shit.

  • Philip McKinney

    He's NOT standing up for his rights or for his kid, he's just a little bitch whining that he didn't sell as much as his over-sized ego told him he would sell.

  • Philip McKinney

    Apparently he thinks BEING a pussy will somehow make people buy his BS.

  • Philip McKinney

    Of course, millions of their followers are bots they PAID for, probably the same for Khaled

  • Steve

    from the islands

    There are literally thousands of islands on the planet and your the one shaking your head? lol

  • Kbellaluvvs

    The album sucked...Nipsey and John Legend will get him a number 1 dasssiiit

  • Kbellaluvvs

    Queen was the only Nicki Minaj album I liked lol I was so hurt to be the only one because I felt her first couple was trash just catchy...

  • Kbellaluvvs

    She probably used the term like that because she doesn't know which one he is from and god forbid if she would've got the island wrong lol.

  • Raquel

    Nice. lol

  • Rhyme and Reason

    Thanks!

    “Restructuring”...Shows like The Voice would surely miss them!

  • Jon T.

    You know his son was born paralyzed right...? Pretty insensitive thing to say, in my opinion.

  • Wile E. Coli

    I know he's in every shot this guy takes. But no I didn't know that and frankly.. I don't care.

  • Jon T.

    Pictures are worth a thousands words. Considering what you just said, perhaps its a thousand and ONE!

  • Wile E. Coli

    +/- a thousand.. yes

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Ask your self is that true for the majority of black Americans? And my dad and mom was married before I was born but I know that’s not the statues quo for black people

  • Uncle Ray Ray’s Got a Game !

    I Guess he isn't the best.

  • Ricky Rick

    Tub of goo take your raghead to the Middle East ya goat fucking piece of shit sangnigger

  • Ricky Rick

    He is a raghead sandnigger ain’t supporting that fat tub of goo

  • CardiB’sAbs

    He’s annoying.

  • Dri Nes

    well if you [DJ KHALEEEED] dont shout your goddamn name every other ten seconds in every track then you might just get that Number-1 spot you so desperately desire.. what a baby.

  • MiamiNightz

    That's show bizz

  • Hanno Santori

    That dude is a joke anyways. It's Incredible that there are so many retarded people on earth who follow and listen to such people.

  • https://plus.google.com/112554936495871947070 Don’t touch my laptop!

    LIESSSS!!!! That boy can walk, run and jump. Go look on you tube there's a few videos of Ashad running around. Lmaooo

  • Capricornlady

    Ummm....I thought he said he lost 50lbs? Bish where? He's eating everything but his wife's ?.... ??

  • Capricornlady

    His fat azz eats everything but ?Weight watchers picked the wrong spokesperson

  • Capricornlady

    I think that a lot of their follower's are just gapers... They follow them just in case some shyt pop off.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    People are finally seeing Khaled for the fraud that he is

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Lol DJ's does more than this fraud does

  • laidbackgal4real

    No I’m not asking myself anything like I said my father was in my life ..... and I don’t give a damn about someone not having a father in their household ... that’s not my business... I’m not better than anyone and neither are you !!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Your sure said it in a smart asss way like you are better”I’m sorry you didn’t have yours “

  • laidbackgal4real

    Damn you really in your feelings ....huh .. ALEXA play .. you got me in my feelings by Drake ..???

  • Kimocha

    I always knew it was a mean nasty side to him... Especially when he posted what he DON'T do to please his wife... but what she GOTTA do to please him... He ain't been fooling nobody!

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    Naw just corrected you that all

  • laidbackgal4real

    Corrected me ??? Nope

  • xyvyx

    anybody that needs to tell the world "we da best"... probably isn't the best.

  • Mark mcharm

    The record industry made 600 million on cd sales alone last year.

  • Mark mcharm

    The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has crowned physical copies of music king of the US market for 2017 with a report just released showing that sales of LPs, and CDs hit $1.5 billion, versus $1.3 billion for digital downloads (all prices in USD).

    The breakdown is thus: $395 million for vinyl (up 10 per cent), and $1.1 billion for CDs (down six per cent)