News: 50 Cent Says Kanye West Swagger Jacks Mase, "Not From A Harlem Perspective, The Rap Style" [Video]
Wednesday, Oct 28, 2009 10:10AM
50 Cent has shared his reaction to learning that Diddy reportedly released Mase from contractual obligations and has claimed Kanye West copied the Bad Boy protege's rapping style.
Fif says he no longer wants to sign Mase to G-Unit Records.
"I'm cool with Mase, but, right now is different," 50 explained in an interview with reporter Gina Torres. "That was a different time period and a different thing going on. I can always go and make the Kanye West album because Kanye is doing Mase. Not from a Harlem perspective, the rap style that he's using, I bet if you asked him he would tell you he's doing him, his way but it's that style. And Mase, he rap his a** off, it's a gift. I think anything that changes too fast may be no good and Mase's decision was so abrupt that he can't actually stay in one pocket, he kinda flip flopped. He confuses me, that's worse than [confusing] the audience. I'm pretty easy with understanding what the actual situation is." (All Hip Hop)
Mase reportedly had his papers signed by Diddy last week.
"It took me ten years to get this paperwork right here," Mase said in an interview. "I had to put this in UPS with a seal on it. I don't even know what I'ma put out now. Oh my goodness. We good, we good. This is Mase, I got my official papers right here from Puff Daddy, it was love, so I guess we don't have no problems after all. I don't even know how to take that. I'm ain't used to Puff doing good stuff." (Shuddup)
Despite the hype, hip-hop personality Miss Info later detailed the alleged terms of his contract release.
UPDATE: Ok, so my insider tells me....that signature wasn't on a contract release form...it was basically an appearance release form. Basically, Diddy is allowing Mase to appear on songs with other artists. He is not freeing Mase from his contractual obligations to Bad Boy. But this is a start, because Mase already has a big feature in the works, as well as a potential home at Interscope.....which would work out well in terms of those old contractual obligations because Diddy is already over at Interscope as well. (Miss Info TV)
G-Unit's Tony Yayo previously spoke on Mase's short-lived association with 50's camp in 2005.
"Shout-out to Mase and all that," Yayo said in an interview. "I think people get confused on like, 'Is he a gangsta or a pastor?' 'Cause I've been around Mase...We was in the car [leaving the 2005 MTV VMAs] and he was like, 'If I would have had my knife, I would have stabbed Fat Joe.' To me, he was trying to impress 50...I'm seeing this coming from a pastor, so I'm like, 'Maybe he ain't no pastor.' Mase, that's my n*gga, but he just confused me sometimes." (Vlad TV)
Check out 50 Cent speaking on Mase & Kanye West below: