“Love is the key, love is the most powerful thing in the world,” DJ Khaled yelled in his iconic delivery at the 2017 iHeartRadio Music Festival on Saturday night (September 23rd) at the T-Mobile Area in Las Vegas. His message of unity translated into his performance by bringing out his cavalcade of artists to the stage that showed the power and influence the 41-year-old hip hop titan has created over his career.
After opening up with a heart touching video dedicated to the most famous baby in the world, his son Ashad, Khaled went into a medley of his hits “All I Do Is Win,” “Wild Thoughts,” “Shining,” “For Free,” and many more. Khaled had plenty of surprises in store but blessed us with his legendary dance moves before bringing them out.
Quavo and Chance The Rapper came out and performed their verses on the Justin Beiber collaboration “I’m The One.” Fresh off the news of being Kylie Jenner’s baby daddy, Travis Scott hit the stage with his trademark energy and rocked his tracks “Butterfly Effect” and “Goosebumps” for the packed stadium.
Always the defiant one, Khaled screamed, “they don't want me to bring out more guests. So I’m gonna bring out more guests,” as pop superstar Demi Lovato came out and performed “Sorry, Not Sorry,” representing the diversity of the iHeartRadio Music Festival.
He had one last trick in his pocket and invited French Montana to perform his #1 hit song, “Unforgettable” to close out his epic show.
“We come out on the stage with unity,” he said as his crew left the stage. “The key is love.” Words we can all live by.
Relive the biggest, most unforgettable moments and performances from this year's iHeartRadio Music Festival by tuning in to a special two-night television special on The CW on Wednesday, October 4th and Thursday, October 5th from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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