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DJ Khaled inspired by son before hosting Kids' Choice Awards

LOS ANGELES — In the run-up to the Kids’ Choice Awards, host DJ Khaled is feeling plenty of support — from his son.

The producer-DJ said his 2-year-old son, Asahd, gets excited just watching his dad in the ads promoting the show on Nickelodeon.

Says DJ Khaled: “To see him smile and say ‘Daddy! Daddy!’ — it really touched me.”

Khaled will host the family-friendly, slime-filled awards show in Los Angeles on Saturday. He promises the show will have “a whole lot of superstars in the building.”

Khaled called hosting the Kids’ Choice show a “big accomplishment” for his career. Viewers may find a smaller Khaled than usual: The producer-DJ has trimmed down nearly 50 pounds.

Jonathan Landrum Jr., The Associated Press