DJ Khaled, known for his sense of humor, recently stirred up a storm among his Hip Hop peers with a viral video that seemingly shows him twerking in a swimming pool. The clip, shared on Akademiks’ Instagram page, features Khaled diving into the pool and swimming underwater while a song by Danny Towers, DJ Scheme, Ski Mask the Slump God, and Luh Tyler plays in the background. However, the video quickly cuts to an overweight man, who bears a resemblance to Khaled, twerking beneath the water’s surface. Although the video’s origin remains unclear, many rappers had strong reactions.
Outraged by what he saw, Wack 100 commented, “WTF DID I JUST SEE. NAW MAN THE WORLD IS CHANGING. THIS ISN’T WHAT WE DO… JUST ASK THE COMMUNITY.” On the other hand, Rick Ross took a lighter approach, writing, “Haaa” to express his amusement.
This isn’t the first time DJ Khaled has made headlines for a booty-shaking video. In May 2021, during the holy month of Ramadan, he faced backlash from fellow Muslims for sharing a clip of bikini-clad women twerking. The footage came from the music video shoot for his collaboration “Body In Motion” with Bryson Tiller, Lil Baby, and Roddy Ricch. Fans reminded Khaled of the significance of Ramadan, urging him to adhere to his religion and drawing attention to the ongoing conflict in Palestine. DJ Khaled’s twerking antics may have caused a stir, but it seems he won’t be shaking it in anyone’s pool anytime soon.