Ma$e Takes The High Road Following Shannon Sharpe’s “Gangster Pastor” Jab

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Ma$e wants to leave some room for Jesus between himself and Shannon Sharpe following their back-and-forth jabs over the last week.

The former Bad Boy signee addressed the Club Shay Shay host calling him a “gangster pastor” in response to his comments about Sharpe’s now-resolved feud with Mike Epps.

“Your boy chose to target me about the sets and the working out, and all that, he called me a fake pastor and all that,” he told Cam’ron during the Monday (Feb. 19) episode of their popular talk show It Is What It Is. “I don’t wanna say his name. When we were talking about the dips and the sets and all of that, and Mike Epps.”

The Dipset rapper eventually caught on to who his co-host was talking about and directly asked if the NFL Hall Of Famer said something to him. “He called me a fake pastor,” Ma$e said while laughing. “I wanted to tell him–listen, Shannon. I’m not the one to play with. Matter of fact, I’m not even going to take that road, I’m going to take a different road with you.”

Ma$e went on to describe how the First Take host’s recent feuds have all been with Black men, namely his scuffle with Ja Morant’s father at a Los Angeles Lakers game last year, and Epps, who implied he was homosexual. Conversely, when it came to his infamous argument with Skip Bayless on Undisputed, he was more reserved.

“You want to be aggressive with me, right?” he asked. “Listen, you showed poise, respect, wherewithal, resolve, compassion, reverence for Skip Bayless, why are you so aggressive anytime somebody Black say something? The man said, ‘Put your glasses on!’ And you put your glasses back on! Don’t play with me, put your glasses back on, Shannon.”

While the Welcome Back rapper threw some insults his way, he assured Sharpe that he had respect for him and did not want their war of words to go any further. He even suggested they tap Stephen A. Smith to play mediator. As for the “gangster pastor” comment, he turned that into an opportunity to inform the three-time Super Bowl champion about religious history.

“I would tell him, even for your spiritual comment, that was ignorant because if you know anything about faith, all the people that were apostles and pastors, they died horrific deaths,” he said. “So it’s as gangster as you could be when it talks about doing for others and being tough, so you just need to be educated, you know?”

This all began after Mase said that Sharpe and Mike Epps were “too grown to be wrestling.” Though he clarified that his words were in jest — par for the course on It Is What It Is — the 55-year-old media personality wasn’t a fan.

“There’s this pastor, that used to… I guess now he’s a gangster pastor, all of a sudden talking about he wants to pull up,” Sharpe said. “He gonna do so much, he needs to sit his roly-poly a** down.”

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