Belize Just Named an Island After DJ Khaled

They don't want you to go to Belize.
They don't want you to go to Belize.
Illustration by Alvaro Diaz-Rubio

DJ Khaled's career has always been a bit of an anomaly. From the outside, his rise to fame has been a confusing ordeal that is both fun to watch and hard to explain. And over the past year, his success on Snapchat has allowed him to reach a national fame he's never seen before.

We covered all of this in a feature story a couple of months ago, which you should definitely read if you wish to understand the layered onion that is Khaled Mohamed Khaled. Our biggest takeaway from the time we spent with DJ Khaled is this: The man is a hard worker.

His appetite for success is insatiable, and his people skills are impeccable. So, when we learned today that the country of Belize named an island in Khaled's honor, we can't say we were shocked.

OK, maybe a little. But you can't rule anything out when it comes to DJ Khaled.

Belize named Khaled's island Major Caye (pronounced Major Key) in honor of Khaled's most famous catch phrase. Belize even invited Khaled to the island for some hammock talk and Jet Skiing. 

Major Caye is one of more than 200 of Belize's many cayes (which is just another word for a small island), and we sincerely hope they rename all 200 of them after DJ Khaled slogans. The Belize Tourism Board was apparently inspired to reach out to Khaled after he broadcast over Snapchat that he was in desperate need of a vacation.

Khaled has yet to respond on social media, but you can watch Belize's pitch to him below. 


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