Mase Breaks His Silence On Why G-Unit Stay Was Short
Pastor Mason Betha, better known as Ma$e, sat down with an Arizona newspaper recently and explained some things on why he left G-Unit, and how he was actually trying to do the right thing, although some did not agree.
At the height of the Harlem MC’s career in 1999, while signed to Diddy’s exploding label Bad Boy Records, Mase decided to leave the industry and pursue ministry. Many in the industry were baffled on why he made such a move during what was arguably one of the highest points in his career, but Mase felt it was his calling.
5 years later, however, Mase returned on the scene and became a member of G-Unit, in a move that suprised everybody. Reflecting back on the situation, Mase said, “In order for people to understand, you have to take them from where you were, to where you are…So in taking people from where I was, it would require you to do music that exemplified where you were, then if I would have stayed in it, I was going to musically bring them to where I am. But then I started seeing that what I’m thinking and what they’re thinking is totally two different things.”
And although Mase feels his time in G-Unit was a mistake, he said he had underlying intentions to take his fans through his conversion to Christianity. “I think people look at me like I’ve taken the step that people are most fearful of taking,” Mase said. “It’s not just the giving it up; it’s the sticking with it. Like most people have seen a lot of entertainers entertain the thought, but we haven’t seen many stick with it.”
Mason Betha is in the process of expanding his Atlanta, Georgia church to Arizona.