Two days ago, former Bad Boy rapper G. Dep was officially convicted of murder for the shooting of 32-year-old John Henkel in 1993. Earlier today, the Harlem rapper spoke to MTV about the conviction and the mandatory minimum sentence of 15 years in prison that he faces.

G. Dep took the murder conviction in stride, saying that it was God’s will that he take accountability for his crimes. Although he has yet to be sentenced and could face a lifetime sentence for the murder, Dep added that life goes on and that he will make the best of the situation to reform his ways.

“However it went down, it was just one of them things where I knew I was facing some type of charge, so whatever the verdict was, I knew it was God’s will,” he said. “Someone was taken from [the Henkel] family, so I can’t feel like I was robbed in any kind of way,” he said. “I just want to thank everyone that was involved in the case. I don’t have no ill thoughts towards anybody.”

He added, “I’ma just stay strong and hopefully I’ll see y’all in the near future or the far future. I know life goes on, praise God. And one day maybe I could say hello to y’all again.”

Sentencing in the case will occur on May 8. Listen to the full interview below. 

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