DJ Khaled was clear that he wasn’t the cause of his fraught Electric Daisy Carnival set in Las Vegas last weekend.
The rapper/producer, who was scheduled for an hour-long set, performed for less than 20 minutes before fans booed him off the stage, chanting for Yellow Claw, the next DJ, to take over.
“Due to technical difficulties beyond DJ Khaled and Insomniac’s control, Khaled was not able to perform at his scheduled time on Sunday night at EDC,” Insomniac CEO Pasquale Rotella said to Rolling Stone.
On Instagram, Khaled reiterated that his EDC set was compromised by technical issues.
“They cut my time short and they had me backstage for a hour and half and the sound kept breaking,” he captioned a video clip.
“Then I heard my fans and I said I’m go out even if the sound cuts off and even if they cut my time short … I’m for my fans even if the sound man and promoter don’t have t stuff together I forgive them thoe love is the [key.]”. “They tried to sabotage my sound,” Khaled said in another post.
“I still stood on stage wit no sound, and when they got the sound to work they want cut my set short I still rep for my people,” he continued.
In the second clip, Khaled tries to make up for the technical difficulties during his time onstage by playing 2Pac’s classic “California Love.” “They want to cut my shit but this is California,” he says in the video.
Earlier this year, Khaled also caught flack for a subpar performance at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, w his sound was similarly cut off when he went over his scheduled time by several minutes.