Former Bad Boy rapper G-Dep, who is currently facing life in prison after turning himself in for the 1993 murder of a Harlem man, has finally given a detailed explanation for his unsolicited confession.
The shooting, which he committed when he was 18, and was not aware had actually killed his victim, weighed heavily on his mind, and he has now revealed that his guilt was actually interfering with his rehabilitation from addiction to PCP, and preventing him from being a father to his three children.
“I was thinking about it for a while,” he told XXL, in an interview from Rikers Island. “That day, I did an interview for this public-access show. Right after that, I decided to just go ahead to the precinct. I remember, in the precinct, when everything transpired, [the police officer] gave me a phone to call my daughter’s mother. I was like, ‘Yeah, I’m going to have to go down for this, go through the system and all of that.’ So that was the first taste of just realizing that it’s a wrap.”