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Jadakiss Speaks on Mase Calling Out Diddy Over Publishing

By Daryl Nelson
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Jadakiss jas responded to Mase calling out Diddy last month over their business relationship and said he would have handled things differently.

Mase blasted Diddy in an Instagram message right after Diddy accepted the 2020 Grammy Salute to Industry Icons award and talked about rapper's having control and trying to push the culture forward.

Mase, who was signed to Bad Boy back in the day, said Diddy is full of it and claimed that he recently offered Puff $2 million for his publishing but Diddy turned it down. 

"Your past business practices knowingly has continued purposely starved your artist and been extremely unfair to the very same artist that helped u obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Badboy label," read a part of Mase's message. "This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslaving us. If it’s about us owning, it can’t be about us owning each other."

Jadakiss — who had his own run-ins with Diddy over business with his group The Lox— weighed in on all of this during an interview with MreckTV. 

Basically, Kiss said that Mase should've talked to Diddy personally and not air him out on social media. Kiss also talked about The Lox calling out Diddy over publishing during a 2005 interview with Angie Martinez and explained what the difference is. [Jump to 30 second mark]. 

"I think Mase gotta good enough relationship where he can go talk to Diddy," Kiss explained. "The way we did it on the radio with Angie Ma was different. We was young kids. We ain't understand business the way we do now being business owners and fathers and grown men about it," Jadakiss continued. "Mase had a better relationship with Diddy than we actually had. He can go talk to him."

"In [Mase's] defense, I don't know how it's going down," added Jada. "He doing what he gotta do. I just know I would handle it different at this point in life. When we did the whole 'Let The Lox Go' campaign we was teenagers or in our early 20s. Everybody's grown men now... But I don't know what happened. He might have tried [to talk to Diddy] and it ain't work."

Former 112 singer Quinnes "Q" Parker, who was signed to Bad Boy, also criticized Diddy and called him a hypocrite for saying one thing in his Industry Icons speech and doing another. 

What are your thoughts on all this?

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@diddy I heard your #Grammy speech about how u are now for the artist and about how the artist must take back control. So I will be the first to take that initiative. Also, before we ask of other ethnicities to do us right we should do us as black people better. Especially the creators. I heard u loud and clear when u said that u are now for the artist and to that my response is if u want to see change you can make a change today by starting with yourself. Your past business practices knowingly has continued purposely starved your artist and been extremely unfair to the very same artist that helped u obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Badboy label. For example, u still got my publishing from 24 years ago in which u gave me $20k. Which makes me never want to work w/ u as any artist wouldn’t after u know someone is robbing you & tarnishing your name when u don’t want to comply w/ his horrendous business model. However, people would always ask what’s up w/ Mase? So I would be forced to still perform to not look crazy when I was getting peanuts and the robbery would continue. So many great moments and people lives in music were lost. But again, I rode with u in the face of death without flinching & u still wouldn’t do right. I never said anything because I wanted to wait until I was financially great so I can ensured that I was addressing this from a pure place and not out of spite. To add insult, u keep screaming black excellence and love but I know love isn’t free. So I offered u 2m in cash just a few days ago to sell me back my publishing(as his biggest artist alive) that always show u respect for u giving me an opportunity at 19 yrs old. Your response was if I can match what the EUROPEAN GUY OFFER him that would be the only way I can get it back. Or else I can wait until I’m 50 years old and it will revert back to me from when I was 19 years old. You bought it for about 20k & I offered you 2m in cash. This is not black excellence at all. When our own race is enslaving us. If it’s about us owning, it can’t be about us owning each other. No More Hiding Behind “Love”. U CHANGED? GIVE THE ARTIST BACK THEIR $$$. So they can take care of their families

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