mase-2The leader of El Elyon International Church in Atlanta, Georgia has left his position as ‘pastor’ and returned to his former career as a rapper, reports state. Mason Betha is known as Ma$e in the hip-hop world, where he became a platinum-selling artist in the 1990′s until he decided to leave rap to become a minister. Earlier this year, some members of his congregation expressed concern that he might be returning to his old ways when he went back to the hip-hop scene part time. “[T]hey believe Mase is living a double life, spending as much time in the studio with hardcore rappers as in the church,” TMZ reported in March. “And they say his messages from the pulpit drip in hypocrisy, because what he raps about is exactly the opposite.” Part of the concern centered on Ma$e’s appearance on the song Tricky Situation, performed by Remo the Hitmaker, which speaks of the dilemma of having a relationship with a woman who is already engaged. More