Even DJ Khaled appeared to throw in the towel at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.
More than his skills as a songwriter or a producer, it’s the hip-hop impresario’s sheer enthusiasm that’s made him a ubiquitous presence in pop over the last few years. He’s a striver, a refuse-to-quitter — a man for whom success is no reason to rest.
Or at least he is under the right circumstances.
Hosting Sunday’s show, Khaled at one point was set to introduce Jenna Dewan Tatum when he evidently decided the dancer’s name was too difficult to pronounce.
“I can’t say his name right,” Khaled said before grabbing a surprised-looking stagehand and directing him to read from the...