Press photo by Clay Patrick McBride

No one understands the importance of connecting with a devoted fan base better than DJ Khaled.

Through inspirational messages and frenzied “fan luv” gatherings at public appearances, Khaled leveraged his charisma into a career high point this year with the help of his huge Snapchat following. A few days removed from the successful release of his ninth studio album, Major Key, he took a moment today to thank his fans through a more traditional medium: a letter.

“Over the past 10 years of We The Best Music I have had my ups and downs but one thing never changed,” he says in the emoji-filled note. “And that is the support and love from my fans. When I say I do this for you I mean it. It inspires me to see that you are inspired by my energy. It inspires me when I go out in the jungle and fan luv shows up in the thousands to celebrate what we’ve accomplished. My goal is to spread love. My goal is to inspire the next young genius to be great. My goal is to create the best body of work that speaks to everyone.”

On pace for his first ever chart-topping album on the Billboard 200, Khaled continues with the same kind of motivational quotables we’ve all come to expect on his Snapchat story: “Fan luv we r so connected! Fan luv let’s win more let’s embrace our blessings we have life we can do anything we want do!! We r so blessed!!!”

Read the full letter via his Facebook page below.

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