Some 17 years later, former Bad Boy signee G. Dep disclosed to authorities a secret that had been festering deep inside, curbing his burgeoning success and happiness as a rap star.
For nearly two decades, Trevell Gerald Coleman (who is currently behind bars serving a sentence of 15 years to life), suffered at the thought of having mugged and killed a man right before catching the eye of Sean “Diddy” Combs and inking a $350,000 deal with Bad Boy.
G. Dep recently sat down with Deborah Roberts of Nightline to talk about the confession he made about the murder he committed in the early ’90s, explaining that “it didn’t feel right to be happy”:
That was the only way I could have been absolved, you know [through] personal sacrifice. It seemed like it just wasn’t fair for me to be happy. I used to curb my happiness, like, ‘Wait a minute I’m smiling too much, I’m laughing too much.’ [...] I thought about whether or not he could’ve had children. He could’ve had children and here I am trying to be a father.
Check out his compelling interview and shocking confession in the video segment up top.