Former Bad Boy Records artist Black Rob has weighed in on his ex-labelmate G.Dep‘s current legal woes just months after he identified himself as the culprit behind a 1993 fatal shooting.
Although Dep is expected to serve at least 36 months, Rob believes the troubled rapper still maintains his hunger for music.
“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)
Late last year, Diddy spoke on Dep’s current 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)
Last month, Dep’s wife Crystal Sutton opened up about the incarcerated rapper’s drug habits.
“Whenever I saw [Trevell] stand and freeze, I thought it was just an issue with drugs… like that was the effect of the drugs… that was from being dropped from Bad Boy, him not having enough money to provide for us the way he wanted to. Those type of disappointments. I’m his legal wife. We’ve been separated for a year, but I look at it like you can always go back to your wife. We’re still intimate, I’ll put it that way. He has a daughter with his girlfriend. I don’t know what he’s doing with her right now, but we’ve been communicating every single day so I’m good with that. And he knows that I’m taking the forefront to handle everything. And I think they both have a drug dependency. It looks like it, there’s no denying that…I couldn’t take the drugs anymore and it came to a point where I had to make a choice.” (VIBE)
Late last year, Dep admitted to being the shooter behind the 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 the Post 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)
Check out Black Rob’s interview below: