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Mase Owes Over $124K In Back Taxes

By Allen Starbury   /   Published 04/23/12

MaseFormer Harlem rap star-turned-pastor, Mase, is the latest public figure in the entertainment biz to get behind on his taxes.

According to TMZ, documents filed in Florida recently reveal that the former Diddy protege owes over $124,000 in back taxes for the years 2000, 2001, and 2004.

Mase retired from the music business in 1999, following the release of his sophomore album, Double Up. He embraced his faith, and would go on to become a pastor.

He returned to hip-hop in 2004, following a five-year hiatus ... and released his comeback album, Welcome Back, through Bad Boy Records. Shortly after, Mase began working with the G-Unit camp, and returned to his old rap style, using curse words and rapping about topics that conflicted with his faith.

When a deal couldn't be reached, he left the game, once again, admitting that he regretted his stint with G-Unit. In 2009, he returned once again ... surprising Diddy during an interview on ATL radio, getting the mogul to sign forms to release him from his Bad Boy contract.

Since then, Mase has been quiet...

Mase's camp has yet to comment on his tax issues.