After nearly 20 years of keeping his dark secret to himself, former Badboy rapper, G-Dep, has confessed to murdering a man, 17 years ago.
According to the NY Post, the guilt ridden 36-year-old, real name Trevell Coleman, voluntary gave himself up, and confessed to killing John Henkel in 1993, telling cops: “I shot and killed someone 17 years ago”.
Coleman went on to describe the incident in full detail, telling officers he was riding a bike in New York, when he rolled up on Henkel, 32, on Park Avenue and East 114th Street and announced a robbery. The ‘Lets Get It’ MC explained how Henkel resisted, and that’s when he allegedly admitted to shooting his victim three times in the chest with a 40-caliber gun.
Coleman said he immediately fled the scene and threw the weapon into the East River. Henkel was rushed to hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the US newspaper, Coleman’s description of the incident, matches the case. P Diddy’s former protégé – who since 2003 has been arrested more than 25 times, for various drug, burglary and grand larceny offences – has been charged with murder, and is being held without bail.
While 2010 has been a great year for hip-hop musically, the same couldn’t be said for some of raps well known MC’s.
The likes of Drake, Eminem, Nicki Minaj and Kanye West, have all had great commercial and critical success this year, with their current LP’s. But the genre has been cast a dark cloud, with the amount of high profile rappers who have been in trouble with the law, over the past 12 months.
Rap juggernauts Lil Wayne and T.I. have severed time in prison, both for firearm offences – with TIP currently serving an 11-month sentence for violating his probation. And just last week it was revealed DMX and Ja Rule will also be heading to the pen.