WATCH: DJ Khaled's career end in 28 seconds
DJ Khaled has been jeered off stage at Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, but the hip-hop mogul has shifted the blame onto the sound technicians, claiming they "sabotaged" him.
The music producer was less than 10 minutes into a scheduled hour-long set when the crowd could first be heard chanting for Yellow Claw, the DJ scheduled to perform after him.
Khaled eventually walked off stage after about 20 minutes and has since taken to social media to defend himself.
"They cut my time short and they had me back stage for a hour and half and the sound kept breaking," he wrote on an Instagram video.
"Then I heard my fans and I said I'll go out even if the sound cuts off and even if they cut my time short ... I'm here for my fans, even if the sound man and promoter don't have their stuff together. I forgive them though, love is the [key]."
Khaled emphasised part of his message in all-caps: "MY FANS CAME OUT! SO I CAME OUT! NO MATTER WHAT!"
In a follow-up post, the 'I'm the One' hitmaker claimed he had been the victim of "sabotage" by sound engineers.
"They tried to sabotage my sound so many times, they could not get the sound right on my set and I still stood on stage with no sound," he wrote.
"When they got the sound to work they wanted to cut my set short but I still rep for my people - anyone else would walk off stage."
While Khaled has tried to pass on the culpability for the much-maligned performance, many don't believe his version of events - some referencing his heavily criticised show at Coachella earlier this year.
The bad publicity is terrible timing for Khaled, who is wanting to promote the release of his new album Grateful, which comes out on June 23.