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DJ Khaled Spouts Regressive Gender Politics in Unearthed Interview: "A Woman Should Praise the Man"

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DJ Khaled can't catch a break lately. First the shady cryptocurrency he endorsed last year was revealed to be a scam. Now he's catching flak for statements he made in 2014.

In an interview with the radio show The Breakfast Club, during a larger conversation about sexual experiences, Khaled took things way back to the 1950s with this nugget of wisdom:
"I believe a woman should praise the man, the king. If you holding it down for your woman I feel like the woman should praise. And the man should praise the queen, but my way of praising is called 'How was dinner? You like the house you living in? You like all the clothes you getting? I'm taking care of your family, I'm taking care of my family,' you know, putting in the work."
Of course, what he said next really ought to make him fish food for the Twitter sharks. Cohost Angela Yee inquired as to whether he "goes down" on his partner, and his response was unequivocal: "Nah. Never."

You heard it here, ladies and gentlemen: DJ Khaled does not eat pussy.

Look, we're not here to judge Mr. Khaled for his preferences in the boudoir. We will judge him, however, for the patriarchal nonsense he spouted, absentmindedly, casually supporting traditional, restrictive gender roles. "A woman should praise the man." What a load of crap.

"I'm convinced he has the mind of a teenage boy," said the Twitter user who posted the clip this morning, which prompted a tweetstorm of responses.
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Douglas Markowitz is a former music and arts editorial intern for Miami New Times. Born and raised in South Florida, he studied at Sophia University in Tokyo before earning a bachelor's in communications from University of North Florida. He writes freelance about music, art, film, and other subjects.