Fifteen minutes after his allotted start time, the crowd began a chant: "DJ Khaled! DJ Khaled!" Ten minutes later, a rush on the side stage seemed to suggest that Khaled was making his way to the front; but when the crowd broke it became clear: it was his son Asahd, being pushed in a stroller, who was on his way.
A montage of home videos -- one in which Khaled coo'd "You're my best friend" to his son -- heralded the arrival. By 5:30, Khaled himself hit the main stage at the Billboard Hot 100 Festival on Sunday afternoon (Aug. 20), with Asahd on his shoulder, wearing massive headphones to shield his ears, as the DJ launched into "All I Do Is Win."
Standing at the edge of the stage and rapping along to each track rather than hanging behind the booth DJ'ing, Khaled performed as a true master of ceremonies, directing the crowd as he ran through a string of hits -- both his own and others' -- like his "They Don't Love You No More," Crime Mob's "Knuck If You Buck" and his JAY-Z-Beyoncé collaboration "Shining," cutting each track short with a call for "Another one!"