On Monday (Feb. 27), Khaled appeared on the and discussed the divine inspiration behind his chart-topping God Did album. Khaled stated that he was sitting on his couch at home one day last year when he felt a spirit speak to him, and the next thing he knew, he was saying the title of the album out loud.
“I was on the phone when somebody was just telling me something so disappointing… when you hear something like that you look at the phone like, ‘what’s this person saying?’,” he recalled thinking. He asked if he could call the unnamed person back, hung up the phone and sat with his head down, dejected.
“I was like, ‘damn, they ain’t believe in us… then I was like, ‘God did!’ Like, haha!” He said the moment of clarity reminded him to keep his head up and remember, “God got us and what you just heard… that’s not true,” he said, advising viewers to believe in themselves even when others don’t, to the approval of several audience members.
Despite the fact that he chose the phrase as the title of the five-time Grammy-nominated album, which features Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, Future, Quavo, Takeoff, SZA, and Trac Scott, among others, Khaled noted that his fans began using it well before the album’s release because he kept shouting it on his social media.
“I’m like, ‘oh man, how beautiful it is they connecting with it,’” he said about hearing the catchphrase hollered at him in restaurants. “If I can help to remind people that God is the greatest? Beautiful!”
Khaled also mentioned his and his wife’s recent lavish circus-themed birthday party for their youngest son, 3-year-old Aalam, which included rides, clowns, and lions.
Check out Khaled’s appearance on the Jennifer Hudson Show below: