Ma$e says he did not fight J. Cole because he realized he was “too grown to be knocking light-skinned people out.”
Harlem, New York native Ma$e recently denied he had any beef with Cam’ron, and now in a new interview, the former Bad Boy Records artist says newer artists don’t take diss records as seriously as rappers in decades previous.
Sitting down with 107.5 FM in Detroit recently, Ma$e said he wanted to punch J. Cole one day after he felt Cole publicly dissed him.
“I like J. Cole too when he’s not taking shots at me,” he said when asked about newer artists he enjoys. “I saw him one day, I was going to hit him but I was too grown to be knocking light-skinned people out. But I really like him as an artist. When I saw him I was like, ‘Oh he a kid, he don’t get it [laughs].”
In August 2013, J. Cole was rumored to be involved in an altercation with Diddy, a longtime Ma$e collaborator. Cole and Diddy denied that a fight took place.
During his recent 107.5 interview, Ma$e also talked about reuniting with his Harlem World companions and was open to the possibility of working with them in the future.
“I did speak to Jim [Jones], we supposed to be working together, that’s really dope,” Ma$e said when asked about the last time he spoke with any members of Dipset. “And me and [Cam’ron] going to work together at some point. It’s all love.”
When asked about his run with Diddy, Ma$e said he was one of the few artists that made money under the Bad Boy boss.
“I’m the only artist that actually got paid by Puff (Daddy), like really paid,” he said. “Puff would tell you I got really, really paid. Puff wanna give me another check and I’m going to take it.”
Ma$e is currently working on his next album, Now We Even. According to him, the project will be influenced by his early freestyles and songs, and may also be influenced by The Notorious B.I.G.’s Life After Death, Tupac’s All Eyez On Me and Jay Z’s Reasonable Doubt.