Thursday, May 3, 2012
Diddy Calls G. Dep's Murder Conviction 'A Shame'
Diddy appeared on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show and addressed the his former Bad Boy artists: G. Dep and Mase.
According to Diddy, G. Dep, who was recently convicted of second-degree murder on a 1993 shooting charge stemming from a botched robbery in Harlem, became a different person when severe substance abuse issues took hold of his life.
"None of that was in G. Dep's nature. When there were certain things that he was going through with the substance abuse situation, he would be a different person. But on an everyday basis, he was probably one of the nicest, most quiet, shyest, most humble cats that was out there. I was like, OK, maybe he was under the influence when he confessed. And then out of nowhere, they said he was convicted, which was such a shame, because he's such a great talent. And it all stemmed from substance abuse."
"Me and Mase are cool. We've kept in touch over the years. I love Mase," he told Flex of the MC who once retired to become a preacher. "If it wasn't for Mase, I wouldn't be where I was at today. Me and him were like Batman and Robin. So it felt good to get back on a record with him, and it's one of the hottest, most intense records in the club. That's what I specialize in. And then talking that talk."