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Former Bad Boy rapper turned pastor, Mase has had enough of Diddy’s facade, and he’s calling him out publicly.
Over the Grammy weekend, Diddy received the Industry Icon Award during the Clive Davis Pre-Grammy gala, during which he gave a 50-minute speech, mentioning that the Grammy’s has never respected hip hop. Diddy closed by saying, “For years we’ve allow institutions that have never had our best interest at heart to judge us, and that stops right now.”
In reply to Diddy’s message on respecting artists, Mase took to Instagram to tell Diddy, he needs to be the change he wishes to see. In the long paragraph, Mase says Diddy’s previous business practices have knowingly and purposely starved his artists, adding that he has been extremely unfair to the artist who helped him achieve and receive that Icon award.
Mase continues to say that 24 years ago, Diddy gave him $20K for his publishing. Recently, he offered Diddy $2 million cash for them back, in response, he says Diddy told him that the only way he’d get them back is by matching what the European Guy offered.
Mase says that Diddy continues to add to the insult by screaming black excellence and love. Mase closes out the message by saying, “This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslave us. if its about us owning, it cant be about us owning each other.”
Will Diddy reply to such a direct message is the question. We’re all waiting to see how this continues.
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@diddy I heard your #Grammy speech about how u are now for the artist and about how the artist must take back control. So I will be the first to take that initiative. Also, before we ask of other ethnicities to do us right we should do us as black people better. Especially the creators. I heard u loud and clear when u said that u are now for the artist and to that my response is if u want to see change you can make a change today by starting with yourself. Your past business practices knowingly has continued purposely starved your artist and been extremely unfair to the very same artist that helped u obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Badboy label. For example, u still got my publishing from 24 years ago in which u gave me $20k. Which makes me never want to work w/ u as any artist wouldn’t after u know someone is robbing you & tarnishing your name when u don’t want to comply w/ his horrendous business model. However, people would always ask what’s up w/ Mase? So I would be forced to still perform to not look crazy when I was getting peanuts and the robbery would continue. So many great moments and people lives in music were lost. But again, I rode with u in the face of death without flinching & u still wouldn’t do right. I never said anything because I wanted to wait until I was financially great so I can ensured that I was addressing this from a pure place and not out of spite. To add insult, u keep screaming black excellence and love but I know love isn’t free. So I offered u 2m in cash just a few days ago to sell me back my publishing(as his biggest artist alive) that always show u respect for u giving me an opportunity at 19 yrs old. Your response was if I can match what the EUROPEAN GUY OFFER him that would be the only way I can get it back. Or else I can wait until I’m 50 years old and it will revert back to me from when I was 19 years old. You bought it for about 20k & I offered you 2m in cash. This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslaving us. If it’s about us owning, it can’t be about us owning each other. No More Hiding Behind “Love”. U CHANGED? GIVE THE ARTIST BACK THEIR $$$. So they can take care of their families
Written by Clarke Jones