For those who haven’t listened to the radio in the past 10 years, been on the internet in the past six months or ever heard of Snapchat, there’s a slight chance you don’t know who DJ Khaled is. If so, begin by watching Khaled’s recent appearance on Ellen to get acquainted:
TL;DW: he’s incredible — a full of life, warm-hearted, interesting person. And in addition to being the undisputed king of Snapchat thanks to his entertaining and motivational snaps, he’s a prolific entrepreneur, DJ, artist and producer. For example, he’s the genius behind this party anthem that’s been stuck in your head for the past six years.
On Snapchat, some of his positivity-infused signature phrases, like bless up, special cloth alert, and another one are becoming part of the modern day lexicon. In fact, there’s an entire subreddit dedicated to discussing Khaled and his Snapchat musings. But Khaled is perhaps best known for dispensing wisdom in the form of keys to success (always expressed with the key emoji) — and especially for his Major Keys, keys of extra special importance.
And it’s not just his millions of fans on social media that love him (he has six million followers on Snapchat alone), you can now count the county of Belize amongst his biggest admirers.
Belize is so into Khaled’s positive vibes that when they heard he was in need of a relaxing escape, they nicknamed one of their many islands, known as cayes (pronounced “keys”) Major Caye in honor of his signature phrase and invited him down for a free vacation.
Now for anyone not familiar with Belize, it’s the small Central American nation with 240 miles of Caribbean coastline, the second largest coral reef in the world and wild jungles filled with waterfalls and caves that’s bordered by Mexico to the north and Guatemala to the west and south.
It’s home to scenes like this:
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Today in Belize, I crossed this suspension bridge through the jungle treetops on my way to go zip lining (and after repelling down a waterfall) in Mayflower Bocawina National Park. This country keeps getting better and better. For much more on my waterfall repelling and zip lining adventure (including the adventure company I went with) check out my snapchat story 👻 username: thetrevormorrow | #belize
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Welcome to Xunantunich, an ancient Mayan archaeological site in western Belize (just over a half mile from the country's boarder with Guatemala). You can climb to the top of it too! | On the day I had available to explore Xunantunich, I instead chose to trek/swim/climb about a mile into the Actun Tunichil Muknal cave to visit a Mayan sacrificial burial site…but if you have time while in Belize, do both! |Thanks to @fuzzyjensen for sharing this photo | #belize
So yeah, it’s safe to say that DJ Khaled would be crazy not to visit Belize and check out his new honorary island. But, how’d this all go down exactly?
It all started when Tourism Belize posted the news on their Snapchat (username: @travelbelize) which they then shared on Twitter:
And DJ Khaled loved it.
He even posted about it on Instagram
Belize Tourism then responded
Hopefully it won’t be long before we get to see DJ Khaled Snapchatting some Hammock Talk and (daylight) jet skiing in Belize. If you’re a Khaled fan, you know what we’re talking about.