DJ Boof’s rise from Wendy Williams’ right-hand man to working with world-class talent like Nicki Minaj, all while adding real estate mogul to his resume, is an impressive feat for anyone- let alone a kid from Brooklyn.
The 37-year-old New York native has become a wildly popular in-demand DJ since leaving The Wendy Williams Show in 2020.
His mind-bending booking schedule is quickly evident from a scroll through his Instagram where he is documenting his epic adventures bouncing from city to city and DJing massive parties.
In an exclusive interview with The Sun, Boof said he is extremely grateful for all the opportunities he’s been given and for the avenues that have opened up since he left Wendy’s show.
“The Wendy Show gave me a platform I would never have had with exposure on a global scale and now I’m out here doing the biggest DJ gigs and working with talent like Nicki Minaj, Fabolous and Coi Leray,” he said.
“I DJ the NBA All-star Weekend parties and NFL Superbowl parties,” he said of his ever-growing roster of yearly celebrity-filled marquee events.
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When Boof says there is no DJ out there moving around and doing as many gigs as he does, he says it just as he is fresh off yet another flight- this one from Las Vegas- where he was part of the Lovers & Friends festival.
That festival line-up included the heaviest hitters in the hip-hop industry such as Usher, Ludacris, Ashanti, Ja Rule, Lil Jon, Timbaland and Lauryn Hill, to name a few.
The festival is just another day in DJ Boof’s world because he has booked some seriously prestigious events.
One major career highlight came when Boof was invited to DJ events during amfAR’s premier charity gala in Cannes, France.
In a clip from one of the events, Paris Hilton said of his DJing skills “I have never seen anything like that at amfAR!,” while her date echoed the sentiment shouting “DJ Boof- killing it!”
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Boof praised his time on The Wendy Williams Show for giving him the kind of exposure that gives way to major opportunities, like being part of amfAR.
“I’m extremely happy with my time at The Wendy Show, starting from the very beginning and being there for 12-years. When I started that show there wasn’t a DJ at all, and I created the whole party atmosphere- which allowed me to showcase my talent to the world, but it also brought a different type of light out of Wendy.”
Boof, whose been described as having an “ear for music with energy that’s extremely hard to top,” was an integral part of The Wendy Williams Show, bringing a positive, upbeat vibe to the audience which is crucial for a successful daytime talk show.
“My experience on the show was great, and everything keeps going up since then. The show was a great stepping stone and I think I had hit the ceiling there.
“When Wendy and I reconciled it was a thank you, but also a f*** you. Leaving the show made me get back on my grind and it got me back to what I love most, which is music,” he said of his recent reunion with his former boss.
The global DJ said that he had become comfortable on the show, and parting ways with the production was an essential step in his career.
“Things have a way of working their way out, no doors really close, more just opened,” the gifted DJ added.
“I love Wendy to death and I will always, always be there for her and I am always rooting for her,” Boof said fondly.
While Boof crisscrosses the globe for events, the entrepreneur has also been building his own investment and property portfolios.
“I have 30 properties right now, and I want to keep growing.”
Having different revenue streams has been a serious focus for the artist, who said he also got into the Crypto game and has seen gains from his ventures in the markets.
The down-to-earth DJ said he was very fortunate to have had some excellent advice when it came to growing his wealth.
“I was this guy in the streets and I had money, but I didn’t know what to do with it. I was fortunate to get some great guidance on getting into stocks and crypto, and also getting into real estate. I’m now working on generational wealth.
“The direction I received on investing has changed my life.”
“Luckily for me, the show wasn’t my only source of income, I was always getting to it. Now I’m having the life I wanted to have because the security blanket of being part of the show was gone,” Boof added.
The artist added that he always remains thankful for everything he’s been given, but he also acknowledges that he’s worked incredibly hard to get to where he is today.
“I’m the #1 DJ in biggest cities, for the biggest events and clubs out there. That’s it.”