In an interview about his career and age gaps in rap, the 38-year-old rapper turned pastor told Detroit’s 107.5 FM that he had a problem with some of J. Cole’s lyrics and their near fight:
“I wasn’t feeling church that day. I wasn’t in the spirit when I saw him, but I caught myself — woosah.”
In Cole’s “Forbidden Fruit” he raps:
“‘Cause a n—a poppin’ like Harlem in the nine-seven, way before Ma$e was a reverend.”
Ma$e says that he feels like Cole was taking shots at his career and what ultimately made him decide not to hit Cole:
“I like J. Cole when he’s not taking shots at me. I saw him one day, I was gonna hit him, but I felt like I was too grown to be knocking light skin people out. But I really like him as an artist.”
Aside from his beef with J. Cole, Ma$e is currently working on an album titled, Now We Even, and is working on a Harlem revival with The Diplomats.