Fivio recalls piquing Mase’s interest in 2019 after he heard the song “Blixky Inna Box” with Jay Dee and Dee Savv. When he was presented with the paperwork, the Brooklyn native said he “just signed the shit, immediately,” without the presence of a lawyer.
“The n***a that brought me to him, he was like, ‘Yo, man. Just sign that shit, You buggin,’ I’m like, ‘Yeah, read it.’ He’s like, ‘Alright, just sign it. It’s good.’ So, I just signed it,” Fivio said before disclosing his advance was only $5,000, which left host Wallo267 feeling a bit puzzled by the amount.
“That shit hit,” he said. “I thought that shit was going to last until whenever it was going to last. That shit ain’t last two weeks.” Fivio went on to praise Mase’s knowledge of the music industry and credited him for imparting that wisdom onto him, but Wallo wasn’t buying it.
“I don’t really be complaining or crying over spilled milk,” Fivio said. “I already made this decision. For me, I’m in a better situation now. He get what he get…But I control my money.”
Fivio’s paltry advance comes two years after Mase publicly accused Diddy of rejecting a $2 million offer to buy back his publishing, which were allegedly bought in 1996 for $20,000. 50 Cent got involved in their dispute, alleging in an interview with Rap Radar’s Cigar Talk that Mase owned Fivio’s publishing rights.
Cigar Talk host Naji later clarified that while the two still have a deal in place, Mase doesn’t own any of Fivio’s publishing, as 50 claimed. Fivio broke down the specifics of his deal to Peter Rosenberg, saying, “So it was a production deal… He don’t own none of my publishing.” Fivio said he approached Columbia Records as his career started to take off, and as a result, his debut studio album B.I.B.L.E was released in April through Columbia and RichFish.
Check out the Mase discussion in the video up top, starting at the 20:15 mark.