Fed Up
by DJ Khaled (featuring Jeezy & Drake & Rick Ross & Usher)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the first single American hip hop artist DJ Khaled's fourth studio album, Victory.
  • The song features Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Usher and Young Jeezy. Wayne only appears on a second version of the song after Drake's verse was leaked. Khaled explained to MTV News: "Wayne jumped on the song later. I'll call that the 'just added version.' He just showed love and jumped on."
  • The Gil Green-directed video was shot in Miami on November 17th 2009. The storyline starts with Khaled bringing a briefcase to a meeting with some underworld bosses. I can tell they trying to set me up," Khaled described of himself. "The boss that I am, I'm on my P's and Q's. When they said the deal is off, I let them know the streets is fed up."
    The next scene shows Khaled escaping with the help of Young Jeezy "Jeezy was there waiting on me in the exotic car," Khaled said. "One of the fastest cars in the world. I jump in that, me and Jeezy are out! Jeezy goes in [rapping], speaking his mind. I'm with him. Then he sees the Maybach. He pulls over, I jump out the car into the Maybach with Rick Ross. Ross is getting interviewed, but he says, 'Come on.' DJ Envy, he's in the Maybach too. He's helping me get away."
    The clip continues as Drake and Usher both lend a helping hand to the DJ. Khaled told MTV News he was especially impressed with Usher's performance.. "We're getting it off, letting the people know we're here," Khaled said. "Usher does the most amazing performance ever. Usher is singing, kicking the camera. His energy is wild. When I say Usher is going in, I thought I was seeing Michael Jackson. The whole time, his energy, he repped. He just was going in. He gave us a helluva performance. I thanked him 100 times. He don't do too many features. It was fun. He's a great person."
  • Khaled explained the song's concept to MTV News; "It's how everybody is feeling right now. Everybody is fed up. Everybody has their own ways of being fed up. I called Usher, Drake, Jeezy, Ross, and we made a classic. Weezy jumped on the 'Just Added' version. It's a record about how everybody's feeling. Superstar lineup. It's a record that's special."

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