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DJ Khaled Reveals How His “I’m The One” Single With Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper Came About

Sun, Jun 11, 2017 by

DJ Khaled Reveals How His Im The One Single With Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo & Chance The Rapper Came About

DJ Khaled graces the front cover of the June 17 issue of Billboard magazine and for his cover story, he revealed how his “I’m The One” single featuring Lil Wayne, Justin Bieber, Quavo, and Chance The Rapper came about.

In the interview, the DJ mentioned that Tunechi was the last one he added to the song, as well as that they first met at a record store in New Orleans when Tune was 12-years-old and Khaled was 19-years-old.

You can read exactly what DJ Khaled said about his “I’m The One” collaboration after the jump below and click here to read his full cover story!

It was early January, his first day in his Beverly Hills mansion, and he made the call. Bieber invited him to his place. “I hung up, jumped in the Rolls and brought a PA just to make sure I presented it right.”

They wound up listening to the track in Bieber’s truck, which, Khaled wonderingly says: “has stars in it, a reclining fur seat, shit like a movie”. The Biebs started bobbing his head. He liked it. Bieber said he’d play around with it. Before Khaled could leave, he made him play ground hockey. “I took the beating for the song.”

With Bieber onboard (Khaled’s directive: “I want a big, anthematic call-out hook”) the names of the would-be MCs came to Khaled all at once. Chance The Rapper was staying in Malibu, eating barbecue with his family when the DJ showed up. Chance recognized Khaled’s vision and was sold. Migos were coming to Los Angeles in mid-January to tape Jimmy Kimmel Live!, so Khaled booked a post-show room with them at Westlake Studios (where Thriller was made, because the track’s melody reminded him of “Human Nature”) and Quavo did his verse in five minutes. Then Khaled called Lil Wayne. The two met, famously, when Wayne was 12 and Khaled, 19, was a NOLA record shop clerk. “He’s never told me ‘no'”. Weezy knocked it out, and that was it — except Bieber wasn’t done. “I’m calling every day like: ‘Do you need me to bring you tea? Is the AC good in the house?’ Then he sends it. I’m not going to lie. I shed tears.”

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  • Hunter Yates

    First

    • CarterBoy

      Congratulations.

  • CarterBoy
    • triggacity813#FreePOP

      It’s been coming soon for a year

      • Raz!

        2 years is more like it

        • TRUKFIT

          “I JUST HOPE I BE ALIVE TO SEE A DEDICATION 6”

    • XXX Tentacion

      Just look like The baby of blood!!!!

    • So is Funeral, Velvet and C5

    • Young Boruto ♏

      I saw this on datpiff Facebook page somebody commented that the red water should be purple (lean)

      • David D

        Dedication series is always red white and black tho

    • Weezy504

      This shit looks creepy as fuck.

    • #1Stunna

      this actually dope. especially cause Nirvana actually Wayne’s favorite band

  • Max Meier

    C5, D6, Velvet, Funeral, Like Father Like Son II, Da Other Album, ColleGrove 2, L.A.T, COMING SOON JUST WAIT ON IT

    • Raz!

      i cant feel my face is coming soon too

  • Raz!

    im the one and my best has yet to come

    • TRUKFIT

      “IM THE BEST AND MY BEST HAS YET TO COME”

  • Koussay Wayne
    • TRUKFIT

      WHY DIDNT HE DRESS LIKE THAT FOR HIS PERFORMANCE? HE LOOKS BETTER HERE THAN WHAT HE DID WITH BEBE REXHA LOL

      • Koussay Wayne

        he always look better at backstage , maybe because he got paid to wear them clothes in the show

        • TRUKFIT

          I THINK HE JUST NEEDS A NEW STYLIST

          • David D

            Facts

          • Weezy504

            Nah that’s a definite

        • Jeremy J

          That was either Before or after his performance on Jimmy Kimmel. Same shoes as when he performed,and we all know Wayne doesn’t wear the same shit twice. Rich ass lmao

      • Weezy504

        Cuz he does what he wants. Man don’t give a shit about anything or anyone. And I don’t mean that in a cool way

      • Ye’

        Nahh bro I liked his shit on jimmy’s show he’s doing his own thing not being like everyone else

    • XXX Tentacion

      He is on the rebels camp now
      #FUCKCASHMONEY

    • Desiigner

      Thats swagg

  • TRUKFIT

    IS D6 REALLY COMING OR ARE DATPIFF JUST TROLLING TRYNA GET SOME TRAFFIC TO THEIR SITE CAUSE EVERYONE USES SPOTIFY AND APPLE MUSIC NOW?

    • Koussay Wayne

      koominn sooon LOL …

      • TRUKFIT

        I THINK THEY TROLLING CAUSE THEY KNOW MIXTAPE SITES ARE DYING

      • Dr Carter

        Just wait on it

        • XXX Tentacion

          Just wait your life but XXX drop 1 song/day minimum…

    • Weezy504

      Yeah but I can barely find any mixtapes on Spotify I don’t know about Apple music though.

  • JTLivinRight

    As much as I wanna assume D6 is coming out, I’ll hold my breath..D6 has been a fable for a year and some change. If DatPiff really knows something we dont, then amazing, but if not….welp.

  • XXX Tentacion

    Hi guys i’m new here
    I’m from nigeria and my dream is an lil wayne and xxx featuring is possible?

    • Tuned #BWA #POP

      Cho ass up he trash

      • XXX Tentacion

        Maann don’t say nothing about the X plz

    • Is it some bad bitches in Nigeria

      • XXX Tentacion

        Fuck ya yo face is so borred

        • Say what bitch

          • XXX Tentacion

            Fuck ya i come in peace and you dissed me and the X stop this fast now!!!

      • Desiigner

        Nigerian chicks ugly af

        • Nino brayzee

          uhm nigga no

      • Nino brayzee

        lmao, im nigerian too and yea…we got baaaaaaad bitches

    • tine 3

      I don’t think so

    • David D

      GTFO

    • Nino brayzee

      why would you put lil wayne and xxx in the same sentence maan

      • XXX Tentacion

        Look that collab with lil pump

  • XXX Tentacion

    It’s not for dissed but this song is trash as fuck why he do not like tunechi’s back or other nerved song?

    • tine 3

      Bro tunechis back is 2011 were not 2011 no more

      • XXX Tentacion

        He can rap like 2011 on 2017 he has the idem voice

    • Muhammed Riyaz Zx

      Never ever compare weezy with xxx
      weezy is beyond talented

      • XXX Tentacion

        Are you sayin X doesn’t have talent?

        • Turtis

          Correct

          • XXX Tentacion

            Nobody can rap like him and nobody can rap like wayne

            • Turtis

              Nobody can rap as bad as him and no one can rap as good as wayne

  • XXX Tentacion
    • XXX Tentacion

      666 vs D6

      • SUPA M

        WTF MAN FUCK YA GET OUT NOW!!!!!!!!tentacion vs LIL WAYNE just not possible Wayne is on the top of the world and xxx just πŸ’©

        • XXX Tentacion

          Maaaan stop talking shit about the X or he get kill you boy the X ain’t shit i come here for reunited The X and Lil Wayne not for diss

          • Turtis

            Ain’t no reuniting, change your name or stop commenting you’re about to get put on blast 12 year old troller

            • XXX Tentacion

              Fuck ya!!

    • David D

      Dude got knocked out like a girl

      • XXX Tentacion

        Ain’t just posseded by the devil so fuck you tranny

  • tine 3

    Waht the hell is PA?

    • XXX Tentacion

      Poor ass (silicon)

  • Tunde

    I’ve given up on Wayne tbh

    • Young Boruto ♏

      – Wayne’s hair

      • Tunde

        β€” Wayne’s voice

      • David D

        Lol

    • Porta-Potty Tunechi

      Cool man, see you back here when D6 drops lol

      • Tunde

        And if it sucks?

        • GriffinBITW

          Then see you back when C5 drops

  • Jeremy J.

    Two things. 1. I did not know that Khaled was that fucking old. Dude is 41. Thought he was same age as Wayne. I knew Wayne was rapping for 20 plus years,but didn’t know Khaled was on his shit for this long. 2. Wayne just said “Birdman,You can suck my Dick.” Shadroom on IG Just posted it. He don’t give a fuk no more. Carter V coming out in July or august so he can retire at 35 on his birthday in September.

    • Desiigner

      cant find no page called shadroom on IG

      • Jeremy J

        Theshaderoom

  • King Slime Thugger

    He sucked bieber dick for that feature

    • Torianbadass

      Lmao

    • David D

      I would do that too

      • triggacity813#FreePOP

        Bruh what

    • Muhammed Riyaz Zx

      Young thug has sucked birdman dick several time to get a fan like you

  • David D

    D6 dropping on Neveruary 2nd

  • Dr Carter

    Wayne dissed Birdman again.. Dedication 6 ?? πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›©πŸ›©

    • XXX Tentacion

      XTENTACION666 come out after D6

  • JTLivinRight

    Wayne dissin Bird again….he must either have some heat lined up, or idk….but my confidence in a negotiation just failed again….

  • XXX Tentacion

    The X IS THE FUTURE
    Wayne is just PASSED he didn’t know who is 21 savage lil uzi and more….

    • TooReal

      They all trash anyway I wish I didn’t know who they were lmao

      • XXX Tentacion

        They all trash but you didn’t who they are??

        • TooReal

          I know who they are I said I wish I didn’t know who they were cuz they trash

  • XXX Tentacion

    Wayne is LAZY AS A ASTRONOMIC LEVEL AS FUCK if The X is on lil wayne place he get killed birdman one day after he refused to drop TC5

  • MuddyCupSavage (Untouchable)

    Lil wayne fansite comments soread more hate than non wayne fansπŸ˜‚ Yall are hurt asf

    • XXX Tentacion

      Man i like wayne and i like the X but when i say dat the wayne fan dissed me wtf?

    • Raz!

      too many trolls here

  • XXX Tentacion

    DJ KHALED is fat as fuck i get tell the X for he run a little

  • Desiigner

    The video for this interview is here, watched earlier today https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g2IugeQMiQ

  • TooReal

    If you care what another man’s hair looks like or care about how he dresses fan or not you suspect lmao

  • Tuned #BWA #POP

    “Birdman can suck my dick” welp Wayne never dropping

    • Desiigner

      pause

  • Desiigner

    check 2chainz talk bout how wayne taught him how to not care bout structuring a verse https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5dhv8MGiMM

    • Raz!

      danny posted this the other day you late

  • Dr Carter

    Asaaaaaaahd

  • Lil Mk vert πŸ–•πŸ™„πŸ–•

    Cv isn’t coming out

  • Lil Mk vert πŸ–•πŸ™„πŸ–•

    Wayne still saying bm suck my dick

  • πŸ¦„.

    know of any good spotify playlists?

    • #1Stunna

      shiiit. want me to link ya to mine?

      • Jadeβ„οΈπŸ°

        daddy

        • #1Stunna

          lmao

          • Jadeβ„οΈπŸ°

            I’m tryna gargle on ur balls ur 18+ right?

            • #1Stunna

              im 12

              • Jadeβ„οΈπŸ°

                awh damn yo my bad my lil homie had my account he was trolling

                • #1Stunna

                  gtfoh

                • Jadeβ„οΈπŸ°

                  ok it’s Turk btw

                • #1Stunna

                  i knew you was gay. smh. your music trash too

                • Jadeβ„οΈπŸ°

                  Ugh 😿

      • πŸ¦„.

        Yis!

  • Jadeβ„οΈπŸ°

    who want they dick sucked

  • Jadeβ„οΈπŸ°

    this Turk

  • SUPA M

    The tendance of troll is here now…
    The last day i do it for fun and laugh myself but i stop fastly….

  • Lil Mk vert πŸ–•πŸ™„πŸ–•

    Yall kiss my ass if ya hatin

  • Lil Mk vert πŸ–•πŸ™„πŸ–•

    Hq died asf smh

  • YungJackBauer

    d6 d6 d6 d6

  • Cephas Carter

    Wayne the Realest