DJ Khaled recently confirmed Tony Yayo’s intriguing handshake story, shedding light on the incident that unfolded in 2005. During a candid discussion on Drink Champs in July, Yayo shared an anecdote about Khaled refusing to shake his hand at the time, attributing it to the ongoing beef between G-Unit and Fat Joe. Khaled, a close friend of Fat Joe, found himself in a complex situation.
Yayo recounted the moment, recalling his reservations about approaching Khaled for support in promoting his track. “I had So Seductive’ dropping. I didn’t know nothing about the music business. We beefing with Fat Joe. You f**k with Fat Joe, Khaled ain’t f**king with you.”
“I got my record I’m trying to promote, so they like, ‘Yo, you gotta got to Miami … You gotta go to DJ Khaled’ … I said, ‘Yo bro, I don’t think this is a good idea, man.’ It’s the industry, bro. They’ll set you up!”
Yayo added: “So we go up there. I told these n***as, ‘Yo, don’t take me to DJ Khaled. Fat Joe, that’s his man. He damn near Terror Squad.'”
“Oh boy, here we go. We wasn’t traveling light. I’m not gon’ say much, but we wasn’t traveling light. Go to Khaled to shake his hand… ‘DJ Khaled, get the fuck outta here!”
Acknowledging the intricacies of the industry and the alliances formed within, Yayo expressed both respect and frustration for Khaled’s stance, understanding the loyalty owed to Fat Joe. The incident, rooted in the dynamics of the music business and personal connections, highlights the complexities artists navigate in their careers.
As the story resurfaces, DJ Khaled’s confirmation adds authenticity to Tony Yayo’s narrative, offering insights into the relationships and rivalries that shape the music industry landscape.