This week, one in every of hip-hop’s longest-running feuds heated up when Sean “Diddy” Combs — aka Puff Daddy, aka Love — stopped by The Breakfast Membership to concern a problem to his detractors. “Anyone that thinks I owe them one thing, present me the receipt and also you’ll receives a commission inside 24 hours,” he stated.
Nicely, it didn’t take lengthy for the number-one former Dangerous Boy Information artist who says Diddy owes him cash to reply. Mase, who launched three albums beneath the Dangerous Boy banner and has maintained that Puff withheld royalties from him for many years, responded, calling Diddy’s outburst a case of bitter grapes from Mase refusing to permit him to share the stage at Mase’s 3 Headed Monster Tour with Cam’ron and Jadakiss. He additionally insinuated that the “receipts” in query have been positioned at Diddy’s mom Janice Combs’ home.
It’s all very dramatic, but nonetheless previous hat for these two, who’ve been arguing about this identical topic for 20 years. So, how did the meat between Diddy and Mase begin?
After Mase retired from music in 1999 to enter ministry, he returned twice — as soon as in 2004 with the album Welcome Again, which was a disappointment in comparison with his fan-favorite debut Harlem World and its follow-up Double Up, and once more in 2009, when he introduced Diddy with paperwork throughout a stay radio interview demanding to be launched from his Dangerous Boy contract. Whereas Diddy did signal the docs, it was later revealed that they solely allowed Mase to seem on songs with different artists; he was in any other case nonetheless contractually obligated to Dangerous Boy Information.
In 2012, Mase advised followers he was not beneath contract with Dangerous Boy, however since then, he’s been vocal about his points with Puff, writing in a since-deleted Instagram submit that Puff refused to promote him the publishing from his three albums, although he supplied $2 million in opposition to his unique $20,000 advance from 1996. (This might be specious, because it’s been broadly reported Mase truly signed for $250,000.) He additionally accused Puff of sabotaging his set at Lovers & Pals Competition .
Funnily sufficient, Mase himself was lately accused of malfeasance by one other New York artist whose profession he tried to assist jumpstart, Fivio Overseas. Whereas he denied Fivio’s accusation, it stays to be seen whether or not the incident has given him some newfound perspective on Diddy’s aspect of their feud. If it has, it definitely didn’t make him empathetic to his former employer’s place.