Cam, Jim Jones & Mase Square Off On Radio

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

a reverend.”

Jones also charged

that Mase left the game due to pressures from individuals in Harlem who extorted

him.

Mase eventually

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

to move.

Continuing, he

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

leave.

“People grow

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.

“I’m

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.

“I’m

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.”

“You’re

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.”

Mase rebutted,

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.

“I cannot

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.”

Incidentally, Mase

and Jim Jones will release albums on the same day, August 24.

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