Ma$e is officially a free agent after 16 years under Diddy’s Bad Boy Records. The rapper stopped by MTV RapFix Live as a part of MTV’s Big & Best of 2012 and spoke on his newly found freedom.
“I’ve been in that contract for 16 years. Yeah, the other day he let me out of it, so big shout-outs to Diddy, I guess he woke up feeling good and he wanted to do something good. At this point, I don’t really want to be under nobody from the aspect of being tied in a long, long contract. It’s kinda like breaking up; you don’t want to jump into a new relationship. I’ma have to go somewhere. I would entertain that. I love Kanye, I love what he does musically, I love his ability to push the envelope. I like to be around people that’s not afraid to be different.”
For the second time, a 30-year-old man named Quamine Taylor has been arrested for squatting in Diddy’s East Hampton mansion while the mogul was away from his property. Taylor was arrested on April 1 when he was discovered on the private estate. 30-year-old Taylor was trying on Diddy’s clothing, eating his food and drinking his liquor during his stay at the mansion. Taylor then entered the mansion through an unlocked basement door but tripped an alarm. When a police officer and an alarm company representative arrived to deal with the triggered alarm, Taylor successfully convinced them that he had permission from Diddy to stay at the mansion. Taylor wasn’t removed from the grounds for another 24 hours, when a caretaker for the estate discovered him and finally called the police.