Coming in at No. 2 just won’t do when you’re DJ Khaled.
Multiple songs resources explained to Page Six that the rapper and producer is fuming at his label right after his ballyhooed new album, “Father of Asahd,” failed to debut at the top rated of the charts.
“He stormed into Epic with an entourage,” a supply reported. And when projections confirmed his new history seemed likely to come in second, “he was angry and yelling. He threw a temper tantrum,” blaming the also-ran album placing on his label chiefs’ not knowledge streaming solutions and bundle bargains.
A next supply, who also explained how the unhappy DJ did not keep back his displeasure, additional, “No. 2 won’t do for Khaled. He was not happy when the album did not debut at No. 1 . . . Not satisfied at all.”
An industry insider extra: “He was furious. There was some horrible stuff said. Publicly, he’s all about ‘positivity,’ but there is a imply side to him that people today don’t see . . . He overhyped the record and blew it up as his greatest album ever.”
Turns out it wasn’t.
“Father of Asahd” debuted driving LA rapper Tyler, the Creator’s fifth studio album, “Igor” — even with an aggressive PR thrust by Khaled’s group that provided a “Saturday Night Live” look and a Pepsi #Summergram kickoff party in New York.
The album characteristics company Cardi B, Meek Mill and SZA.
A further insider claimed Khaled went off when an estimated 100,000 downloads of his album that had been bought by a bundle offer with an electrical power drink weren’t included in his product sales by Billboard.
The supply stated, “Khaled was upset that his label wasn’t combating for him and combating for individuals figures to depend, which could have propelled him to No. 1. They really do not get it.”
Meanwhile, Sony, which owns Epic and also reps Tyler, “is pleased no matter. Their artists ended up No. 1 and No. 2.”
A supply near to Khaled insisted he’s being sanguine.
“His album is pretty much gold and it is not even a month aged.”
He’s sticking to his optimistic mantra on social, writing, “Still celebrating the album that was the most streamed and digital gross sales . . . to the entire world.”
His rep didn’t remark.