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MA$E performs in the Carousel Club at the 2022 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream on January 29, 2022 in Hallandale, Florida. (Photo by Alexander Tamargo/Getty Images for Stronach Group)
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Ma$e Calls Out Diddy After Show Delays: "You Know He Paid For That, Right?"

Ma$e Calls Out Diddy After Show Delays: "You Know He Paid For That, Right?"

Ma$e was among the performers at the Lovers & Friends Festival in Las Vegas this Saturday (May 14), but the former Bad Boy superstar ran into some issues during his set. There are ongoing technical difficulties during Ma$e's performance, and they led to more than 10 minutes in delays at one point.

“I see what’s going on," Ma$e said to the crowd. "I’m used to being hated on. I’m used to what’s going on. Somebody, somewhere paid a few dollars to stop my show. But that can’t stop somebody like me. I don’t get ran away too easy. I just wasn’t ready for that, so I’m gonna take my time.”

The ongoing audio and tech problems led to complaints both in the crowd and across social media. Ma$e then explicitly blamed the sound issues on Diddy.

“Thank you Puff, you know he paid for that right?” he said. “I got you n-gga. I heard you loud and clear.”

Diddy was famously hosting the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas.

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Since his departure from Bad Boy Records in the late 1990s, Ma$e has had a hot-and-cold relationship with his former labelhead. Diddy signed Ma$e to the iconic label, and the two enjoyed tremendous success after the releases of Diddy's 1997 album No Way Out and Ma$e's solo debut, Harlem World, that same year. Ma$e participated in the Bad Boy Reunion Tour back in, but in 2021, he fired shots at Diddy in a freestyle.

“When I see the hurt and pains of other people on Bad Boy that motivates me to say something," he said back in February. "So I don’t be deemed as a person who just made a bunch of money and turned a blind eye. I’m not gonna be like the rest of the people around Puff that don’t tell him he’s wrong. I’m not gonna be like the 'yes men' around him that seen him ruining people’s lives and never tell him that he’s wrong.”

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