Hip-hop star MASE has slammed BAD BOY RECORDS boss SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS, accusing him of stealing the spotlight from artists on his own label when he should have been promoting them.

Mase, who left the rap world in 1999 to become a minister, has recently made a return to Combs' label to begin recording again but he's adamant that the mogul should take a back seat and let the stars on his label truly shine.

He says, "I have to say this: It is a total robbery to the artist, because how can you really focus on a person's career. I mean really, this time I can't lie, I can't sugarcoat it, that wouldn't help me. I'm saying this not just for Puff but for everybody else too.

"Can I give you an example: Take Donald Trump. He got all this property, right? He is the CEO of the company. If he starts going out and selling property, he's taking food out of the broker's mouth. And you the CEO! Let the brokers eat. Does that make sense?

"'Cause really, if it's my company, when it comes to you and me, who and I going with?"

Mase also warns he'll leave Bad Boy if he ever feels cheated.

He adds, "At this point in my life, who cares about a contract. If tomorrow I feel like they're not going to do right, I'm gone. I'm a different person now; everything's got to be different."

16/08/2004 21:07