Former Bad Boy rapper G-Dep turned himself in for a 1993 crime he had essentially gotten away with. But why?
He mugged and shot a man (he didn’t know his victim had died at the time), but said he was haunted by it, and had to turn himself in. He’s currently serving 15 years to life in prison.
Burdened by what happened, Coleman said his music suffered and Combs dropped him from his Bad Boy label.
“It probably was the drugs,” he said. “I was just knee deep in trying to medicate myself and not feel, and numb myself to whatever I was dealing with.”
In late 2010, Coleman, then 37, couldn’t bear it anymore. He went to the police and told an officer he had shot a man 16 years before.
The police did nothing.
“I guess he just felt like it was so outlandish, so he was like, ‘Listen, that was a long time ago. Give me your number and I’ll call you,’” Coleman said.
Two weeks later, he went back to the police to confess again.
“I think I was just at a point where enough is enough,” Coleman said. “It never went away, me thinking about it, so it was like I had to do something about it.”