In an interview
with Hot 97’s Morning Show staff, Mase, Jim Jones and Cam’ron engaged
in a heated debate, with the two Dip Set members questioning Mase’s authenticity.
On air, Mase recalled
the cause of his split with Cam’ron, with whom he once rapped with. The
incident started when Mase claimed he offered to split a $50,000 fee for appearing
in Cam’s 1998 hit song “Horse-n-Carriage,” instead of him
doing the song for free.
Diplomat CEO Jimmy
Jones called the show enraged.
“I will do
it to you duke," Jones said. "I don’t like you. You shouldn’t have
came out your mouth. I’ll put some dentures in your mouth. Go back down south
with your congregation. Tell the truth. For you to sit there and lie…you are
Jones also charged
that Mase left the game due to pressures from individuals in Harlem who extorted
gathered himself and denied the charges that he was forced out of Harlem. Mase
explained that he had already purchased land in Atlanta, Georgia and was planning
stated, in his slow tone, that after a close friend was stabbed, he headed down
south and that it had nothing to do with unsavory characters forcing him to
up, I don’t have time for that,” Mase said. “[During commercial
break] I was praying for Jimmy, I love them dudes. It’s just sad when
people don’t understand.”
Angry like Jones,
Cam’ron called in shortly afterwards, questioning Mase’s motives
for returning to the rap game.
just not into the lies I’m into the truth and that’s it. The only thing
you did was took me to counseling, you broke out on everybody and left. That’s
what you do, you did it before and you’re gonna do it again,” Cam
stated on air.
not a chump like that. [Mase], tell them how you called me and asked me to do
an album last week,” Cam told Mase. “[Diplomats are] gonna make
$150 million off the liquor. There aint no money in this rap game. I just do
the music because I am nice. I wish you the best, but tell the truth.”
Cam’ron even called
Mase a fraud and said that he had a tape of one of Mase’s sermons, where
he said rap music “is the devil.”
a reverend lying. I was there," Cam said. "You said rap is the devil
at your speeches in church. I got it on tape…and [now] you’re rapping
[again],” he said. “The reverend is up there lying. I wish you the
best of luck, stop lying.”
calling the rappers thin-skinned. Mase did admit to Cam’ron’s accusations surrounding
his statements about rap but said, “When I think about how the people
need what I have to say [I changed my view]. It’s just like money. The
same money that buys marijuana, buys bibles. Rap is not really of the devil,
it’s what people say in it.
not express the truth because they’re sensitive,” Mase said. “I
don’t have any problems with them. Even in the bible when a person knows
that you come to say something powerful, they try to discredit your name. One
word from God can wipe out years of wrongdoing.”
Mase, who said
that he was going on the road with Usher to promote his new album, closed his
appearance on the Hot 97 show with a prayer: “In the name of the Heavenly
Father, I thank you today for forgiving me for all my wrong doing and shortcomings.
I thank you for dying on the cross for all of my sins. I am healed, I am delivered
and I am rich. Amen.”
and Jim Jones will release albums on the same day, August 24.