News: Diddy Makes A Special Delivery, Supports G-Dep's Family Through Legal Woes
Monday, Jul 11, 2011 9:26AM
Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has reportedly reached out to the family of his former artist G-Dep in light of the rapper's current legal woes since confessing to a 1990's shooting last year.
Along with discussing Diddy, Dep has also acknowledged fans showing their support.
"I want to apologize to the people out there that supported me. You kind of just listen to the music. You might not necessarily want to deal with the trials and tribulations that they go through all the time, so I apologize to the fans," Dep said in an interview. "I haven't spoke to [Diddy] in a minute, and he reached out to my family. He spoke to my wife and was showing support. That's what's up." (XXL Magazine)
Last December, Dep admitted to being the gunman behind a 1993 murder.
Apparently when Trevell Coleman, AKA rapper G-Dep, came clean to police about shooting a man in the chest in 1993, he may not have known that he was confessing to killing a guy. He told thePost in a jailhouse interview, "I was surprised -- for some reason, I really didn't think that he died. When they told me, I was like, 'Oh, I'm not going home after this.'" He has now been charged with murder, and faces life in prison. Coleman says he didn't think much of the shooting at the time, but "started to wonder if all the bad things that happened to me in my life were karma for what I did...I thought that if I turned myself in, it might give me closure." So despite the objections of his mother and his girlfriend, he told the police. Now he says, "The only thing I regret is that I have to leave my kids." (Gothamist)
Following the publicized confession, Diddy spoke on Dep's legal tribulations.
"You could always feel that if you knew G. Dep, and I can't say it was that, maybe something was troubling his soul," Diddy explained in an interview. "'Cause he was real quiet. He's the type of guy who wouldn't hurt a fly. I don't know what happened in that instance but he did the right thing and manned up to it...He had a real bad drug problem and that could have caused the situation. As a person, that wasn't nothing that he would do. Drugs sometimes make people slip up and make mistakes...Dep was definitely one of the favorite artists I signed to Bad Boy. That's something I really wanted to work out, but that was just like he had personal things he was dealing with and we tried our best with that." (Shade 45)
Close friend and Dep's former Bad Boy labelmate Black Rob reflected on Dep's troubles last February.
"I was shocked," Black Rob said in an interview when asked about his reaction to G-Dep's murder case. "I was shocked like everybody else. I was flawed man. I didn't hear from Dep prior to that, man, for a couple of months. Like, we was playing phone tag. That's my dude man. At the end of the day, I love him like a brother. This is real talk, anybody will tell you. It goes beyond music man. That's like my little brother man. We trying to make something happen right now, especially myself. Get back on the road, put this little [album] out and be able to help him out with his legal fees and sh*t like that. You gotta remember, before anything, we got friendship my dude. And he ain't never stab me in my back or try to come at me sideways. We always handled our sh*t like men. I want to help him out. I want to be there for him so when he do come out, he's gonna be a problem. If he don't have to do no 10 or 15 years, if Dep comes home in 3 to 4 years, he's gonna be a f*cking problem man. If he wants to rap, he's gonna crush everything in his path. And you know where he's gonna be, with me." (Futuristic Blogger)
Check out some past G-Dep footage down below: