me, you were surprised to see Pastor Mason Betha, aka Murda
Mase, rapping with 50 Cent, you might be wondering what's
going on. Mase's conversion to Christianity in 1999 is well
documented, not least in his autobiography. So has Ma$e exchanged
Creflo Dollar for half a dollar? Or is this his attempt to
bring God to a wider audience?
people are confused by the mixed messages being given out
by Mase now he has decided to return to rap, especially after
saying that he wanted set up a ministry to "undo the
damage" he had done while in the world as a secular artist.
Surprisingly, it's not Bad Boy, but G-Unit which Murda Ma$e
signed to, after falling out with former boss P Diddy.
50 Cent claims credit
for the return of Murda Ma$e, but says that it's all good.
"Me and Mase sat down and had conversations. I told him,
'When you were writing Murda Ma$e material you sold 4 million
records. If you can sacrifice for a moment, having people
being confused with what your intentions are and have them
think that maybe 50 is so evil you went from God to the G-Unit,
that he got you thinking like that, it'll all be for a greater
win when you generate that interest of millions of people
to deliver a record that has a positive message. What you
gonna hear when you hear Mase's new record is the production
caliber of a Get Rich or Die Tryin' and The Massacre with
a more positive message. It's such a dramatic change, like
'Wow, you got a minister talking aggressive.' If you can get
the kid that's listening to that aggressive music to hear
and understand your positive message, he actually did something."
what Fiddy says, many will feel that Mase's new lyrics leave
a lot to be desired. In 300 Shots, Mase raps:
You know you
messin' with a n*gga that do this for a livin'
Put two in the street while there's two in the kitchen.
Put guns in n*ggaz mouth like 'Who's u dissin'?'
Be a year 'fore they knew who u was missin', n*gga.
You can either have a gun at the chain, or one at the brain,
I have hoes back of the church, hummin' ya name.
Even then I feel it's like cheat my men,
Watch God leave the sky to come and greet my men.
I pop n*ggaz in the chest, they never breathe again.
January 12, 2007, Mase made an unannounced appearance at
Holy Hip Hop Week in Atlanta and apologized to the holy
hip hop community for his previous statements denouncing
Christian hip hop ministry and expressing his deepest respect
and support for the movement in acknowledging that holy
hip hop music can be used as a tool to win back the
lost, saying that he trusts "God will use him to evangelise
in arenas where there are 60,000 souls present at a time".
Mase then asked that the holy hip hop community "pray
for him", at which point he received deafening applause
from the audience.
and P Diddy before him, Mase has taken to dressing up as Jesus.
He is depicted on the cover of the DJ Whoo Kid mixtape 'Crucified
4 The Hood' posing as Jesus, complete with gashes and a crown
of thorns. On the rear is a picture of Mase’s back with
the names of rappers he’s got beef with written in red
ink, reminiscent of the gashes on Jesus’ back. On '10
Years of Hate', Mase raps "The Church ain't big enough
to buy what I'm buyin', And Diddy ain't give enough to fly
what I'm flyin'".
Crucified 4 The Hood — 10 Years of Hate
feel the dude is confused.If you're not really a killer
but you running with a bunch of dudes that say they're killers,
I guess you're gonna talk like you a killer too, even if
it's not believable. I think Mase got caught up in trying
to act like the people he's around. 50 Cent and them is
known for taking jabs and saying wild, reckless stuff. I
guess he felt he had to jump in those shoes too.
— Fabolous speaking on MTV
his book Revelations:
There's a Light After The Lime, Mase says:
"I believe that God can do anything. If I didn't believe it
I would have gone back. There were many days I struggled.
There were many days I could have gone back.
But I said, "No, Satan! Before I give up my testimony,
I'm going to add more to it!" With me holding on, it's
just going to make more people come to the kingdom. I told
him, 'You better find someone else to play with!'"
"If the devil can ruin you, he can ruin someone else's
faith too. But if you hold on, somebody else will have an
opportunity to come to the kingdom ... and the devil loses.
That's the chance Satan takes messing with a faithful saint.
If he can make a faithful saint fall, a bunch of people fall,
too. But if the saint can hold on and be victorious, a bunch
of people will come to the Lord. That's how it works. And
once I understood that fight — that we're in a war for
souls — I couldn't even think about looking back to
what I had, to what I was."
a prophet is not much different than being a rapper. They're
just serving a different master. In rap, you serve the devil
and the money, and things are your god."
found God at the precise moment the rap game started catching
bodies, stepping back to the mic when the (East versus West)
coast was clear.
— The Village Voice
Mase abandoned everything he stood for after his conversion?
Is it possible to square his new lyrics and alliance with
G-Unit with what he wrote his autobiography? Read other
people's comments below and then let me know what you think.
should never judge anyone. All we can do is pray. I myself
don't understand what's going on with all this. I do know
that Pastor Betha brings the Word in his sermons. I also know
that he has a gift.
Mason Betha came and spoke to my church a few years ago. The
church was packed. A lot of people gave their life to Christ
that day. He had a great message and talked about how he would
never return to the life that he lived. When he released "Welcome
Back", I was a little concerned. I listened to it, though,
and it had some good messages. Now, Mase is in G-Unit videos
wearing G-Unit platinum chains and fur coats. He's rapping
in songs and releasing an album. Plus, he calls himself "Murda
Mase." What's good with that? He talked about how he
was going to undo the damage that he caused, but right now,
I think that he may be causing more damage. The young saints
that he helped save are probably really confused and they
are probably going back to their old ways. I feel like he
just wants to make money. If he has a message and is going
to be different like he says, then he should stop the cussing
and the violent language. Nothing against G-Unit, but it's
going to be hard for people to listen to Mase's message when
he's rapping with them and calling himself Murda Mase. I hope
that some good comes out of this because right now, I only
pray that Mase has not been lured back into the world of sin,
and that he will allow the Lord to continue to use him for
His own glory. I know that it is very difficult to be IN the
world and not OF the world. It is a daily battle of the flesh
and the spirit, so I hope that Mase has grown enough spiritually
to stay strong and resist the devil. Nonetheless, at times
we put ourselves in harm's way and walk right into the devil’s
traps. I pray that Mase’s return to rap isn’t
a trick of the devil. If it isn’t then I can’t
wait to see God use Mase to get everyone in G-Unit saved and
producing tight tracks with positive, uplifting lyrics. If
it is then I know that God can turn any situation around for
his good. Regardless of the situation we need to pray for
Mase and let God handle the rest. He has the ultimate plan
and will always win in the end. Keep Mase in your prayers
and watch God work it out.
just pray that Mase doesn't fall victim as Sampson did, though
he was strong he was still controlled and manipulated by a
deceptive spirit, which was sparked and given access into
his life by lingering fleshly desires from his past. Mase,
all I can say is keep waking up early to seek His face.
— Minister Jeff Dilliard
just hope he has everything right with God. There are some
things you can't play with and the Lord's one of them. I am
confused by his lyrics and I wonder what his church members
think of his union with G-Unit. We just have to keep him lifted
up in prayer.
myself know what's it's like to be saved and fall back into
the world, but I believe that God's punishment is more severe
with a person who has made an oath with the Father to never
go back to the world and its desires. It's better to have
never taken the oath than to break it with Him. My prayers
are with Pastor Mase Betha and those whom he has lead to Christ.
for one ain't backing Mase. I know how it is to fall though,
but I ain't no pastor... just any guy. Mase was a role model
for thousands if not millions of people and he let me down.
I myself have fallen and it ain't easy at all to go back coz
u just keep on getting deeper in sin.
feel as though Mase is making more of a miss than when he
was first in the world. I was encouraged when I heard he was
leaving the rap game for Christ. But then he goes back to
it? Plus on top of that he signs with G-Unit? What in the
world! He could have signed with a Christian label and come
out really representing for Christ. I feel sorry for all the
youth who look/looked up to him. I'll be praying for him.
anybody get in contact with Pastor Creflo Dollar of World
Changers and get him to talk some sense into this guy’s
heart. I heard from Dr Dollar’s mouth in London that
he advised Mase to go back into rapping... man this is "going
back" a bit too far!!!
don't know what Mason is thinking... honestly I was happy
that he came back into the rap game but I thought he was going
to do something positive with it. All of a sudden he signs
with G-Unit, and his rapping is as foul as it ever was.
can we call this man a pastor when one word is about Jesus,
then the next word in his rap is n*gga. Come on, let's open
our eyes. This is a joke.
the end of the day, Mase is a grown man, he can do what he
wants, it will not interfere with my own sprituality. I just
hope he can at the very least make an effort to create some
myself don't believe we need to be making negative comments
about Pastor Mason "Mase" Betha, period! Regardless
of what we hear, he is still a man of God! We need to cover
Mase with our prayers, not curse him with our words of negativity.
We have not the slightest idea as to what God is up to. So
instead of looking at the natural we should look in the spiritual.
1Sam16:7 "...for man looks at the outward appearance,
but the Lord looks at the heart." When I heard Mase got
saved and was pastoring, I was excited! And when I heard he
returned to rap, I was excited even the more because our giftings
are not just for the "church" but the world. God's
gift (Jesus) was not for a certain people but for the world!
John3:16-17 "For God so loved the world that He gave
His only begotten Son...For God did not send His Son into
the world to condemn the world, but that the world through
Him (Jesus; God's gift) might be saved." Just as God
used His gift (Jesus) to save the world, we are to use our
giftings — in the right perspective, untainted, &
non-perverted — to bring the world to our Savior, Jesus.
I believe that God has raised up Pastor Mason Betha for such
a time as this, blessed him (empowered him to do) and sent
him strategically into the world-using his gift — to
bring the world to our Savior, Jesus Christ. Let's pray for
Mase, not prey on him.
— T Rhodes
though the devil meant it for evil, the Lord meant it for
good; let's keep Mase in our prayers, and have faith that
the Lord is able to perfect that which He started. Who knows
what's going on with this G-Unit business, but whatever it
is, let's pray that it gives God the glory, because it's truly
only what we do for Him will last.
the world and the devil say welcome back, we should pray and
be prepared to welcome this prodigal back. Although we aren't
to judge, God showed us men who had been anointed, set apart
and used, and how they fell and what happened to them, eg
Sampson. It's all well and good painting the comfortable reality
of how Jesus forgives and we should also, but judgment comes
on those who disregard the anointing they've been given. Even
if he is a man of God he is no exception to the wrath of God.
Only a dog returns to his vomit. A man shouldn't condemn his
old way of life and then return to it. Lack of wisdom is shown
here. If his lyrics were sound I could understand why he'd
return and if he was evangelizing, but with lyrics like "hoes
in the church hummin' your name" and other stuff sayin'
he'd shoot people, I'm not convinced his heart is in the right
place. Think about it, with rappin' comes a whole lifestyle,
partyin', drinkin' and drugs, sleepin' around. Many will fall
and stumble because of him. I spit the truth. May God have
mercy on him. May God shepherd those who have fallen and stumbled.
What a diss to Jesus. The whole world mocks the cross because
of this hypocrisy. Let's pray for him and ask God for mercy
and accept him if he comes back, though as a brother not a
man of God.
many have said in earlier posts above, we should pray for
Mase first and foremost. I do hope he gets it together and
stops allowing the devil to use him. People are looking at
him as an example, not just because he is saved, but he has
taken an oath before God to be a pastor. It is obvious he
has back slidden; you don't say and do what he is doing when
you are full of the Holy Spirit and walking with God. He didn't
say those things before did he? He actually said the opposite.
It would have been better if he had stepped down as a pastor
while going through this because he still has a church. What
pastor says ‘I have hoes back of the church’,
has gunshots on their records, and says things such as shooting
someone, taking the person’s last breath. That doesn’t
give glory to God or lead anyone to Christ. Stay cool and
is doing exactly the right thing, hooking up with G-Unit can
only help Mase. Diddy turned Mase into something he is NOT.
Mase is better how he used to be before "pretty"
boy status. People go through periods of uncertainty. Mase
had that, now he’s realized what’s right. Murda
Mase is a class artist, stop hatin on him, just because everyone
else is, you narrow minded sheep.
really just do not understand what's going on! I know Mase
as a rapper, and I know he was saved or whatever, but I'm
just really confused cuz on his church website he seems like
a completely different man. Is this an act or what? I can't
believe that Mr Betha is actually confused, or is he trying
to confuse us? I really loved the Welcome Back album but he
was really only taking his inspiration from the life he has
been livin since he left the rap game. If he left the game
to go back to his church roots then why was the album all
about women, money and all this extravagant lifestyle?
just want to say I believe everything works for the good.
We haven't the slightest clue what Mase is going through.
I'm only 15 and I know right from wrong. My parents are ministers
and my mom really likes working with the youth. I have friends
who've gotten saved by following Mase's example. I like to
rap and sing to children about changing and living right for
God. Maybe Mase is using this rap thing for the same reason.
I really hope Mase does the right thing. Everybody's saying
pray for Mase but putting him down and cursing his name at
the same time. That's not Christian-like. In these situations
we have to think what would Jesus do? He would stand by Mase,
pray for him and guide him. At these times Mase needs our
love and support, not our criticism. Much love and may God
so many have eluded to, God is the one allowing all of this
to happen. As he gave Satan permission to tempt Job, he also
gives him permission to tempt us. Let's not be blinded by
the fact that Mase has no control over himself right now.
Nothing 50 Cent has ever done is an example of a willingness
to be used by the Lord, but it is a good indication of his
alliance with Satan. His being able to turn Mase from the
path of righteousness and direct him down a path of destruction
by luring him with riches, fame, and a false perspective is
a good example of 50 Cent's personality; he likes to control
people and have power over their decisions and/or lives (eg
the situation with The Game). How easy it is to be distracted
and lured by Satan; when you give your life to Christ, Satan
and his many demons are always ready to say "welcome
will be praying for Mase and all the people that may have
been influenced in a negative way by his recent actions, that
God should re-institute His word in their, hearts, spirits,
souls and their lives. God is a redeemer and I believe that
Mase is not exempt from redemption.
up Mase... life is not all about money. What will money do
on the day of judgment?
falls short from time to time. We are in the world, we are
not of the world. The devil is a liar and he has a foothold
on Mason; the love of money is the root to evil... As Christians,
we have to pray for our brother just as we would pray for
any one else; pray that he would come back to his first love.
Jesus doesn't give up on us as we should not give up on brother
Mason. May God bless everyone that reads and remember that
God forgives us so we should forgive others.
went to hear Pastor Mason Betha in October 2003 and he preached
the Word of God and talked against the "rap scene".
But now he has turned back and the same Bible that he preaches
from would describe him as a "dog returning to his vomit".
As Christians, we are obligated to pray that God would deal
with him. That's the position I will maintain. The Bible still
says "narrow is the way that leads to life and few there
will be that finds it". I am not really surprised by
his actions, though I am disappointed. The Bible says that
the "world's riches" will pierce many. We see the
scripture come alive everyday and this is one of the individuals
who is proving the scripture. The devil was strategic in his
manner. He worked on Mase until he got him right back where
he wanted him — in the kingdom of darkness. These really
are the last days. Those of us that know God should not be
confused. We are seeing prophecy being fulfilled.
money is not all in life; maybe for the mean time, but not
till da end of time.
this is some serious stuff rite here b. Luk like dat n*gga
Mase is pullin a Kanye!
all those who have given their life to the Lord because of
Mase’s testimony or formal conversion, I praise God
for you and I pray for you daily. We must not for get that
the bible declares a falling away in the book of Timothy.
We can not be deceived; man can not serve the riches of the
world and God at the same time. Yes we all sin and come short
of the Glory of God, and yes, God does forgive sins, but holiness,
is holiness, and sin is sin regardless of how anointed you
think you are. I was also a huge fan of Mase's return, and
I backed him 100 percent, because I thought that he was going
to tear down the kingdom of darkness with the true word of
God. However, I refuse to compromise. It is a direct mockery
to God for Mase to even attempt to fool the people. I don't
know if anyone has seen the "crucified for the hood"
pic that he took. We had better open up our eyes. Satan is
a master deceiver and he will go through the extreme measures
to trick you. The road to eternal life is straight and narrow.
There is nothing crooked about the path! God is not the author
of confusion. If God be God, follow Him, if money be god,
follow it! Many of you are still calling Mase a Pastor, but
look at the lyrics to his rhymes! We can lower the standards
of the Word for anybody, not even celebrities. I'm not judging
Mase, that’s God's Job, but what I am doing is calling
the spirit of error and deception by its foul name! God is
not behind any lyrics that come from G-unit. How does it edify
you? Is God glorified and is he God bouncing his head to the
rap "3000 shots”. I think not. He should re read
his old sermon, hell is not full! Be holy for God is Holy.
We all sin and come short of the glory of God, but when we
become saints, sin is no longer our lifestyle. To repent means
to turn away completely.
I can see is a confused rapper who thinks he is GOD. It’s
like u say one thing and do another. I don’t see how
Mase can be Christ-like and think he’s doing good by
God yet send a next message through his rap. Satan is always
gonna be there to try to mess with your head, it’s up
to us to be stronger and know GOD is bigger and better dan
dat. Mase probably had good intentions once, but not no more.
He’s definitely doin more bad dan good. All I can say
is fix up and go find GOD, truly!
know it's not easy being a Christian; a righteous man falls
7 times but gets back up. I hope Mase gets back up because
he has a lot of people following him and doesn't know the
thoughts and wrong understandings that people go thru. I know
one thing though, that there is conviction thru the Holy Spirit
and the Lord will reveal to him what he needs to. God is just
and gives you free will; I hope he doesn't make the wrong
decision. All we can do is pray, not judge; it won't fix anything.
We all go through these mountains in our way.
of the reason people are so up in arms over his rapping is
because they know that he declared himself to be "a Christian"
but they don't understand the individual decision one makes
when they do not stand in "line" with organized
religion. How can you possibly stand in judgement when you
yourself do not know his personal standards and beliefs for
being a good Jew/Muslim/Christian/Buddist? If you watch many
of these televangelists, their audiences have all begun to
respond, dress and pray the same way. If you don't fall in
on their barometer of Christianity, then you cannot possibly
be a Christian. So what? Fall back people... stop setting
everybody up for failure because they don't conform to your
lemming state. If organized religion is not working for youth
and Murder Ma$e can reach them and reel them in, then I say
more power to him!
really feel sorry for Mason Betha, aka Murda Mase. He is one
misguided soul and he has the nerve to call himself a pastor.
In reality he is simply a puppet for 50 Cent, who will lose
money for signing a phoney to his label. Do you really think
anybody will buy a record by Mase? Christians and street n*ggas
do not respect what he has done.
friends do not be so quick to judge. Pastor Mase may very
well have something up his sleeve. Tupac talked dirty; look
at the good that came outta Pac, because like Mase now will
he was able to reach the masses. Know that all eyes are on
u say "Tupac talked dirty; look at the good that came
outta Pac." Could you explain that? I didn't see any
good in terms of works/deeds, and all that means nothing if
u have not received Christ and if your works were works of
the flesh and not what God called you to do. Remember, many
will say in the last days, "Lord, did we do this and
that in your name..?"... and he will say... "Depart
from me, for I never knew you."
is so sad to see how many people are willing to defend a man
that they do not know, but are willing to judge and condemn
the people they see everyday. Mase talks out of both sides
of his mouth, and is willing to say and do whatever for the
money, this is obvious, listen to his lyrics. It is not about
judging him, it is only about judging the actions of one another
as Christians, which we are supposed to do in love. Please
believe that the Holy Spirit does not need Mase to sign with
G-Unit to get the message of Jesus Christ out to the masses,
only a self-righteous fool would believe that. Jesus said,
"if you are luke-warm I will spew you out." Unfortunately
Mase is too cold to even be served. We forget that we do not
battle against flesh and blood but spirits, principalities
in dark places. Just because he claims to be a Christian,
that does not make him a Christian, we as true believers should
not be swayed by what man says, only by the word of God, and
the Bible speaks of people in the last days claiming to be
followers of Jesus but are in fact deceivers and ambassadors
for Satan and the Anti-Christ. Let us always remember that
God is not the author of confusion and deception. If we deny
Jesus before man, He will ultimately deny us before the Father.
Whether Christians decide to support or speak out against
Mase, let us remember that there is a world out there that
needs to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Bible. We are
only commanded to teach the word of God, not to reach the
people, that is the mission and assignment of the Holy Spirit,
and thank God for that.
thing I have been wondering through this whole thing is, was
Mase actually called by God to be a pastor? We can see this
mode of thinking going on with a lot of former athletes and
rappers (Deion Sanders, MC Hammer, etc) ; once they are through
with one section of their lives in the spotlight, they move
to another, ie pastoring, as some sort of rite of passage
from one mode of spotlight to another. It's almost as if they
feel that it's not enough to serve Christ, they have to be
the leader of the church. So the question is, is Mase’s
MO going from one mode of "man pleasing" to another.
It seems that could be his biggest weakness which the devil
knows. Mase did seem to have a real testimony, it just seems
that he still has something to prove and people to please.
I guess when you have that much fame and that many connections,
temptation can be that much greater when you don’t follow
the Lord with all your heart.
great thing is that God is married to the backslider. We have
all slid back before, whether we know it or not, but God’s
mercies are renewed daily. I pray for all in stardom because
they struggle like the rest of us. And it does not change
the fact that we are anointed. God’s love covers a multitude
of sin. Mine alone should have broken his back but it did
not, and he is caring you too. Remember that every man sins
at least 77 times a day, saved or not. David had a man murdered,
yet he was God's friend from the day was born. I love you
all and remember to lift up all and not to look at the flesh
man but ask yourself what spirit are they struggling with
and go to war in prayer against that spirit, not the man.
God wishes that all would come to repentance. Pray that their
armour is restored. Pastor Mason is a man of God, I speak
that into the spirit realm because God placed the power of
life and death in my tongue and I choose life for Pastor Mason.
you guys do not remember the Bible says that we shouldn't
judge one another. Also God's ways are higher than our ways
and His thoughts higher than our thoughts, like the heavens
are from the earth. So Mase could be doing the will of god,
but no one sees it. Let me ask you a question... where does
light shine the most and the best? In darkness... the world
is the darkness... Mase has the light of God inside of him,
and that affects everyone who he comes in contact with. This
is strategic... look at G-Unit... Mase is soon to be president
of G-Unit... read some articles, get some facts! When the
righteous prosper, the city rejoices (Proverbs 11:10). Just
wait and see... time will reveal his fruit!
you have God's spirit in you there is no turning back. You
may have some dry periods but when you truly have given yourself
to God and have received his Spirit you belong to Him. So
no matter what mistakes Pastor Mason makes you will always
be able to tell him apart from the world, even the world knows
that. He has no choice but to do what God has for him because
if he doesn’t he will be tormented.
just needs to sit down on TBN or something and talk about
everything that is going on. Mase and 50 stated that there’s
a bigger message behind all of this and that Mase will deliver
his true message once he captures the attention of the masses.
In other words, don’t be fooled by what you see now,
wait till later. The Welcome Back Mase did not capture the
attention of the masses like he was supposed to, therefore
he had to go back to Murda Mase to capture the attention of
the people who used to listen to him.
know God works in mysterious ways but I think God wants to
show us a thing or two. I pray that Mase be strengthened in
the Lord and that he keeps his head up. It says in the Bible
"how can they hear without a preacher!" and you
asked yours what to do and he gave you the wrong answers but
God always gets his glory!
off I was raised in Harlem with Mason, he was one of my best
friends! My comment is an informed one, as a child mason was
already struggling to deal with his anointing. He is the only
positive thing from 133-134 Street besides myself thus far.
And for the record when he first announced he was leaving
rap the general public as well as most of the secular world
said his actions were wrong. Now he is being openly crucified
by all! Two questions before I bounce 1. Who has the right
to judge any man? 2. Didn’t the Lord say let all man
spread the gospel? Which brings me to my point - if you don't
know Mason personally then you’re not qualified to comment
on his actions. By the way did you know mason was saved as
a child, preached at local churches in Harlem as a youth.
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your seatbelt and prepare to experience the explosive world
of spiritually-enlightening holy hip hop ministry, music and
entertainment glorifying God! Director and producer Christopher
Martin professionally known as Play from the rap and acting
duo Kid 'n Play is the feature's host and invites you to meet
some of Holy Hip Hop's trail blazin' artists and Ministers
of the Gospel, who are a part of a movement that began in
the late 1980s and thrives worldwide as one of the fastest
growing music genres today, with over 2000 active emcees and
legions of fans worldwide. Peep this video and see what these
souled out Christian souljahs for the Lord are doing to change
the face of music for generations to come with powerful lyrics
and bangin' beats — and bringin' nothin' but the Truth.
A must see video for any ardent lover of music who wants to
be tuned in to the cutting edge, whether you are within or
outside the four walls of the church.
he brought us Jesus Walks; then college dropout Kanye West
courted controversy by appearing on the cover of Rolling Stone
magazine as Jesus Christ himself. Now he is apparently claiming
that he should be a character in The Bible.
Passion of Kanye West
violence seems to follow the rapper 50 Cent, who has himself
been shot nine times, and always wears a bulletproof vest.
Now it's claimed that 'Fiddy' makes a profit out of the misery
of parents who are burying their children.
50 Cent Bulletproof?: Rap Music and Violence