News: Mase Can't Breathe, Stretch, Shake Off Tax Man, Ex-Bad Boy Owes $124K

Monday, Apr 23, 2012 3:00PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Former Bad Boy Records superstar Ma$e is making headlines this week with reports claiming he owes over $120,000 in back taxes dating back over ten years ago.

According to reports, the rapper-turned-pastor's tax woes are in relation to the state of Florida.

Is Diddy's former prodige Ma$e caught up on his income tax payments? Eh-Eh, Eh-Eh. According to documents filed in Florida by the IRS, Ma$e owes a total of 124,774.85 in back taxes ... stemming from the years 2000, 2001 and 2004. Perhaps not coincidentally, Ma$e retired from the music business in 1999 after saying he got a "calling from God." After a turn with the ministry, Ma$e returned with an album in (you guessed it) 2004. (TMZ)

Last week, reports bubbled online claiming Ma$e could be making a move with rap star Rick Ross.

According to a reliable source within the Maybach Music Group camp pieces are falling into place. "Yes, I think its safe to say Omarion is MMG." As the Maybach Music empire continues to evolve it may not end there. Seems as if there is another offer on the table, "I don't want to let no cats out the bag but we'll see what's good with Ma$e." When pressed about what the roster may look like in the upcoming months, "As far as newest members Omarion and shout out to Ma$e if he wants to get down with this movement then we'll see what happens." (The Source)

Earlier the same week, Bad Boy's French Montana revealed a studio session he had with Ma$e and Ross.

"We were in a Miami studio last night and Ma$e just stopped by," Montana exclusively told XXL. "We were just workin' on my album. We recorded two songs together--me, Ross and Ma$e. You might hear [Ma$e] on either my album [Excuse My French] or Ross' [God Forgives, I Don't] or both." Although the current 2012 XXL Freshman wouldn't divulge any further details on the songs, he did mention that Ma$e is sounding pretty sharp and this collaboration with himself, Rozay and the former Bad Boy has been in the works. "We been planning it," French said. "Ma$e sounds good, sound like he never left. His flow is crazy. We're going to let the world hear soon enough. Stay tuned. Just stay tuned." (XXL Mag)

R&B singer Omarion tweeted a photo of himself and Mase a couple days prior.

"Ma$e &.....hell yeaaaa you already know." he tweeted April 16th. (Omarion's Twitter)

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