News: Jim Jones Deads Mase Beef, "I Apologize For Everything I Did" [Audio]

Monday, Jun 29, 2009 4:17PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones has officially ended his rap dispute with Mason "Mase" Betha and promised his past verbal assaults were due to his age.

Speaking in a phone interview with DJ Self and Mase, Jones extended his hand to the former Bad Boy rap star.

"What's good Beth, what's poppin'," Jones asked in a phone interview towards Mase. "How you feeling? Hey man, that's what's up, I just wanted to tell you I tip my hat to you. I apologize for everything I did when I was younger. You can get my number from Self and sh*t like that. Pardon my French. Pardon, pardon me it's monumental that's why I'ma get off it. You already know Betha, it's nothing but love. Self's got my number, I'm jumping off the line. I'll holla, Jones." (Power 105.1)

In addition to a dispute between Cam'ron and Mase in the late 1990's, another altercation took place nearly five years ago.

In 2004, Cam'ron and his former friend Mase had a falling out over $50,000 that Mase requested for being in one of Cam'ron's music videos. Mase put the beef into the news by conducting an interview at Hot 97, a New York City radio station. During the interview Camron's label mate called in and began a heated on-air argument. Jim Jones accused Mase of fabricating his autobiography and criticized him for using real peoples names in his book. Jones went on to say "you wasn't giving us money, so we went out and got our money." Further insulting Mase by saying that they didn't need him anymore as they were extremely successful in their Diplomats Purple Sizzurp Liquor venture. Jones also claimed that Mase didn't leave Harlem at his own will, but that he was run out in fear of his life after the deaths of his two friends, Baby Mane and Pop Lotti. (Hip Hop-Beef)

Jones later clarified his issues with Mase.

"I was just caliing up to the radio," he explained in an November 2004 interview. "I was a little hot that day and couldn't believe what I was hearing and I decided to set the record straight. I didn't appreciate what I was hearing." (Six Shot)

Dipset also released the anti-Mase record "Take Em To Church" shortly after the phone interview.

"Yo, you try to handle us," Cam raps. "Get on the air and damage us/Screaming out Harlem (huh) like you ain't just a fan to us (Where you been at?)/Well let me fill you in, now it's a whole clan of us/Blink so mad, he went and beat up Canibus/Zeke got shot then Zeke locked up (then)/E got killed (what else?)/B popped up/But B hopped up and still broke out his chest/On probation, Doe on house arrest (what up Doe)" ("Take Em To Church")

Check out Mase & Jim Jones' interview below:

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