If anyone can lift America’s spirits, DJ Khaled can.
The 40-year-old superstar producer opened up about the attention-grabbing election season and Donald Trump‘s shocking win over Hillary Clinton. As the nation has seen anti-Trump protests and increased reports of racially charged incidents across the country, Khaled says he wants to focus on love.
“Love is what I represent. I just try to focus on love and my family and continuing to spread love and joy to everyone,” Khaled told PEOPLE ahead of the Ford EcoSport launch in Los Angeles on Monday. “That is what I’m going to continue to do — just always being sure everything around me is good. I move with a clean heart, a clean purpose and a clean soul.”
The new father added: “It has to be love, and if love is coming my way, I’m going to embrace it.”
Khaled endorsed Clinton ahead of the election and even offered the Democratic candidate some “major keys” to success during a July appearance on Comedy Central’s The Nightly Show. He even uploaded an Instagram photo of himself speaking at a rally for the former nominee.
Now, with the election results in, Khaled said he’s holding his family closer than ever.
“With my son, it’s not just about me anymore. It’s the people around me [that] I take care of everyday and just making sure everything and everyone around me is good. This is what is most important to me,” he said.
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The Snapchat guru‘s social media accounts are riddled with encouraging, positive and supportive messages. And in his posts he often talks about the infamous “they” — apparently “they” don’t want us to do several things including “have a fresh cut,” “smile,” “have a No. 1 record,” “do interviews,” “enjoy yourself over the weekend” or “eat lunch.”
And now Khaled is revealing just who “they” are: haters.
” ‘They’ are the ones that don’t believe in us. That don’t want us to win. They don’t want us to smile,” he said. “They don’t want us to have joy. They want to lock all the doors on us. They want us to fail. They want us to be miserable.”