Diddy appeared on Funkmaster Flex's Hot 97 radio show, addressing the recent tribulations of two of his former Bad Boy artists, G. Dep and Mase. According to MTV.com, Diddy claimed G. Dep, who was recently convicted of second-degree murder from a 1993 shooting charge that stemmed from a botched Harlem robbery, became a different person when severe substance abuse issues took over his life.
Diddy said, "None of that was in G. Dep's nature. When there were certain things that he was going through with the addiction 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 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 as shame, because he's a great talent. And it all stemmed from substance abuse."
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