In 2010, former Bad Boy artist G. Dep walked into a police precinct and confessed to a 1993 murder.
In 2012, the rapper, real name Trevell Coleman, was sentenced to 15 years for the murder.
Now, in an interview with ABC News, Dep says he doesn’t regret the decision.
“I would do it again,” he said of the confession. “There was no other way around it except me dying.”
“It was the only way I could’ve been absolved,” he continued. “Personal sacrifice.”
The truth ate away at Dep.
“It seem like it just wasn’t fair for me to be happy,” Dep said. “I used to curb my happiness, like, ‘Now wait a minute, I’m smiling too much. I’m laughing too much.'”
In 2010, Diddy, who signed Dep to his Bad Boy imprint in 1998, spoke about Dep’s case on Sirius XM Radio’s “Shade 45,” as per ABC News’ report.
“G. Dep is one of the nicest artists I ever worked with,” Diddy said. “You could always feel like … something was troubling his soul, because he was real quiet. But he’s the type of guy who wouldn’t hurt a fly. … He did the right thing and manned up to it. But my prayers go out to him. He had a real bad drug problem and that could have caused that situation.”
Watch the interview below: