DJ Khaled reportedly wants the job that L.A. Reid vacated at Epic Records.
According to a PageSix inside source, “He [DJ Khaled] was petitioning to get that job. He’s like, ‘I make more happen than anyone in the game, why would I not be considered to run the label?’”
“Khaled is a big hype machine — not a person who’s running a record label,” said a source. “My guess is [Sony Music UK CEO] Jason Iley will run either Columbia or Epic or they will take [RCA president] Tom Corson . . . and put him at Columbia or Epic.”
Reid left Epic Records amid sexual harassment claims, though there are rumors that it was not the harassment claims but Reid’s diva personality that got him cut, with one source claiming that Sony CEO Rob Stringe got fed up with it.
“The girl thing was just one more piece to the problem. That’s been going on for decades. He doesn’t have a superstar roster to spend what he spends and be the diva that he is. Stringer wasn’t having it. He wants to put his own people in and clean a lot of baggage out,” the source said.
Still others claim that it was simply “about something that happened and it got cleaned up. Rob is not having the culture of that.”