Commencement addresses and statistics might not inspire excitement – until DJ Khaled enters the equation.
UC Berkeley students looked shocked when the two-time Grammy nominee rapper-producer emerged for a surprise performance for the department of statistics class on Thursday. The university posted a video of it on its Facebook page, saying “So THIS happened today...”
Khaled was introduced by keynote speaker Steve Stoute, an advertising executive who ended his speech by saying, “Data is the instrument, now go be the artist. keep pushing culture forward. Thank you, congratulations, and here is your gift today.”
Khaled emerged wearing a baby-blue and white jumpsuit and performed “All I Do Is Win” while shaking hands with the students. He then gave a short speech.
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“This is amazing, ’cause I didn’t graduate myself,” Khaled said. “So this is the closest thing to graduation for me, too.”
Here’s some of the reaction from social media: