Rapper Ma$e Reportedly Secures Publishing Rights From Diddy, 3 Years After Blasting The Bad Boy Records Founder For “Starving” His Artists

Ma$e, Diddy

Rapper Ma$e Reportedly Secures Publishing Rights From Diddy, 3 Years After Blasting The Bad Boy Records Founder For “Starving” His Artists

Looks like Ma$e and Diddy were finally able to settle a long standing issue.

According to rapper Cam’Ron, the two recently worked out a deal to sell the former Bad Boy artist back the rights to his music.


Reportedly, Cam’Ron, real name Cameron Ezike Giles, 44, shared the big news while speaking about his “Lost Files” project releasing on September 8th. After fans speculated if his current podcast co-host and longtime friend Ma$e, real name Mason Durell Betha, 48, would be featured on the project, Cam’Ron responded:

“My n***a murder had to sit this one out. He just got his publishing back from Puff. Just finished the paper work for that yesterday. Congrats @rsvpmase while he getting his music back in order, I’m dumping my hard drive pause. The lost files vol 1. Sept 8”

Neither Ma$e nor Diddy have confirmed Cam’Ron’s claim at this time. However, it seems certain he would have the inside scoop as he regularly hosts a sports podcast called “It Is What It Is” with his fellow rapper. It has been three years since Ma$e made a desperate plea to get back the rights to his music on the internet. The New York native signed to Bad Boys Records back in the 1990’s where he first began to see mainstream success. Between 97′ and 98′, Ma$e, as a solo or featured artist, reportedly had 5 platinum singles, 5 #1 rap singles, and 6 Billboard Hot 100 top 10 singles, including “”Mo Money Mo Problems”, “Been Around the World” according to Wikipedia.

The musician also dropped his debut album “Harlem World” in 97, which reportedly was certified quadruple platinum by the RIAA, with his follow up projects “Double Up” (1999) and “Welcome Back” (2004), being certified gold. Despite all of his success, it seems Ma$e, like many artists, had a rights issue when it came to his music. Reportedly, Diddy owned the his artist’s masters, which he reportedly purchased for around $20,000. After Diddy slammed the Recording Academy in 2020 for not treating Black artist with respect, Ma$e reportedly fired off, claiming his former employer is just as bad regarding the matter.

In a since deleted instagram he reportedly wrote:

“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,”

Diddy, Ma$e



Ma$e reportedly alleged that Diddy told him he wouldn’t sell him the rights back unless he could match what the “Europeans” were offering. While he never directly addressed the accusations, the “Gotta Move On” artist did refer to Ma$e as a “fake pastor” in a subsequent interview, alleging he was the one owed $3 million.


However, it seems the two were finally able to find common ground and get the matter settles. Congratulations to Ma$e!


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Authored by: Kay Johnson