Mason Durell Betha, American rapper better known Mase, has called out Sean Combs, US record producer better known as Diddy, over the latter’s criticism of the Grammys for disrespecting “blacks and hip hop artists”.

In a lengthy post shared on his social media on Friday, Mase poured out his annoyance at the founder of Bad Boys Records, making a reference to a tweet by Meek Mill, rapper and songwriter.

Meek Mill had, in his post, mirrored into the practice of young black kids being exploited and made to sign “slave contracts in the music business,” calling for an end to the situation.

“Wassup with all these different race men got all these young black kids in slave contracts in the music business? Come get with us as you need help fixng ya stiuation. #DC X ROCNATION it’s stealing now we found something we can get rich off!,” he had tweeted.

Drawing strength from the post, Mase questioned Diddy’s Grammy speech alleging discrimination against black people.

Combs, who won the ‘Salute to Industry Icons Award’ at the Grammys last week, had in his speech, said “truth be told, hip-hop has never been respected by the Grammys. Black music has never been respected by the Grammys to the point that it should be.”

But in his reaction, Mase wondered why Combs would be making such claim when his business track records in the past also ran foul of the allegations raised by him.

“@diddy I heard your #Grammy speech about how you are now for the artist and about how the artist must take back control. So I will be the first to take that initiative,” he wrote.

“Also, before we ask of other ethnicities to do us right we should do us as black people better. Especially the creators. I heard you loud and clear when you said that you are now for the artist and to that my response is if you 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 you obtain that Icon Award on the iconic Bad Boy label. For example, you still got my publishing from 24 years ago in which you gave me $20k. Which makes me never want to work with you as any artist wouldn’t after you know someone is robbing you & tarnishing your name when you don’t want to comply with his horrendous business model.

“However, people would always ask what’s up with 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 you in the face of death without flinching and you still wouldn’t do right.

“I never said anything because I wanted to wait until I was financially great so I can ensure that I was addressing this from a pure place and not out of spite. To add insult, you keep screaming black excellence and love but I know love isn’t free.

“So I offered you 2m in cash just a few days ago to sell me back my publishing (as his biggest artist alive) that always show you respect for you 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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@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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