Mase loses 1.5 million followers on instagram in a 'clean up exercise'; deletes his account...

Today, Instagram announced in a blog post that overnight it underwent a bruising purge, confiscating hundreds, thousands, hundreds of thousands, and in some cases millions, of Instagram followers from its users. Why, you ask?

We've been deactivating spammy accounts from Instagram on an ongoing basis to improve your experience.

As part of this effort, we will be deleting these accounts forever, so they will no longer be included in follower counts.

This means that some of you will see a change in your follower count.

Not only that, it appears Mase, upset by the humbling news, deleted his IG account.

Well, there you have it. We're not saying he purchased followers but, well, how exactly does one go about accumulating the following of over 1.5 million spam accounts?

Only God knows why. We hope this doesn't sidetrack Mr. Betha's current comeback effort.

We're currently waiting for his new album, "Now We Even", which could feature production from Timbaland.

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