Billboard dodged a lawsuit from angry rap producer DJ Khaled who was deeply hurt when his album, Father of Asahd, failed to debut at No. 1 on the charts last week.
Khaled reportedly planned to sue Billboard after the entertainment company disqualified 100,000 digital downloads because they were “bundled” with purchases of Awake® Energy Shot drinks.
Khaled was upset after Billboard claimed the bundle promotion was not pre-approved. But sources told The Blast that the DJ got approval before running the bundle promotion.
Khaled, who boasts nearly 20 million followers on social media, promoted his album and the Awake® Energy drinks heavily on social media.