BROOKLYN, New York — When
"I don't deal with negative energy, it's a waste of my time and my time is valuable," he said last week in New York of his upbeat nature. "I keep negative away and stay positive.
Khaled's name has been in the middle of the ongoing
Khaled declined to address the situation, saying that he wants to focus on music.
"At Def Jam, we promote music," he added. "We promote hit records. That's what I respect. I'm always going to represent the music; Rick Ross is gonna represent the music. If controversy comes with it, it comes with it. And boy, 'Magnificent' — Rick Ross featuring John Legend, that's Ricky Ross' first single — it's a monster. It's gonna be on and poppin'."
Khaled is working more closely with his friend Ross than ever before. He served as the
"This is what I've always wanted to do, is be an executive and take it to another level," Khaled said. "
Of course, Khaled garnered headlines of another kind last week, when a man who resembled Khaled led police on a chase in Los Angeles before taking his own life. Khaled said his phone was ringing all night.
"It wasn't me, but you gotta give thanks for life," he smiled.