Believe it or not, before Mase became a rapper turned pastor turned rapper again, he was already helping save people.

On VH1’s behind the music, Eve shared that it was Mase who convinced her to get off the pole and into the studio…

He came into the club and looked at me and literally was like, ‘What’s your name?’ And I gave him every stripper name under the sun!,”

I was like, ‘I’m Ginger, I’m Sassy! He was like, ‘Why don’t you go get dressed, let’s go just talk.’

And we did, we talked throughout the night. He was like, ‘You’re really talented. What are you doing? You know you’re not supposed to be here. You know it.’

It was a confirmation for me that all these thoughts, all this sadness. All these times that I wake up in the morning, I’m like, ‘Why do I feel like this?’ And I know I’m not supposed to be there. It just woke me up.

The rest is history…