As we all know by now former Bad Boy artist G-Dep turned himself in for a murder he committed over 17 years ago. VIBE caught up with G. Dep’s wife, Crystal Sutton two days before he entered his not-guilty plea and she is speaking out about G-Dep’s drug abuse, his murder case and their relationship. Although the two have been seperated for a year now, Crystal is standing by him and helping him through this hard time in his life.
Keep reading to read excerpts from the interview…
It’s been just over a month since Dep turned himself in, where’s your at head right now?
I’m still in the emotional stage. I haven’t moved on from that yet. Over the years I built up this armor when dealing with [Trevel’s drug habit]. But now it’s completely off.
Safe to assume that drugs were the reason you both separated?
Yes, I couldn’t take the drugs anymore and it came to a point where I had to make a choice. I would work all day, come home and then 2 o’clock in the morning someone’s calling me like ‘Trevell is here, come get him!’ Then I’d bring him home, try to feed him and get him to wash.
What’s been reported is that he had been living with the secret of shooting a man for nearly 20 years. When did he tell you?
That part I can’t answer because Trevell once told me he was Jesus, Trevell once swore I was a cop. I guess when you’re on and off of drugs it does something to your brain. So I can’t say when he told me that [because] I might’ve discounted it as ‘Yeah, you’re high.’
Does it make you feel guilty at all… like you could’ve talked to him about it?
No. Because I have done everything I possibly can for Trevell. I have given up myself, sometimes time with my children just to tend to Trevell. I’m his wife so I will continue to do everything I possibly can. I support my husband no matter what.
He never reached out to you before heading to the police?
He called me at 2 o’clock in the morning, I can’t remember exactly what day, but it was that week. And I’ve had the 2 o’clock in the morning phone call before. So he was like ‘Hey what’s up?’ And I was like ‘I’m sleeping right now I gotta wake up in the morning’ and I hung up. Then a day or whenever later I’m in Costco and someone calls me asking do you know G Dep? We just wanted to verify some information.’ I said I’m not verifying any information and hung up.
After that my brother texted me and said Trevell got locked up. I wasn’t even thinking about the last phone call, I just said ‘No, no, no, Trevell just got out a little after Thanksgiving.’ Then my brother was like ‘No Crystal, he’s locked up.’ Then I called Trevell directly and got no answer. Called his mom and she says he is in jail. I said my brother says he’s in jail for murder, she said that’s what he’s been charged with.
Then the whole Costco started spinning. All I could do was stare at my boys. So many thoughts went through my mind. All of these emotions are going through me and I’m just trying to stay calm and register all of this. I was smoking a thousand cigarettes. I was on the floor of my room crying and praying. I couldn’t eat or do anything.
Would you be surprised if he were found guilty?
Yeah. It’s not him. Trevell doesn’t even smack his sons for doing something wrong.
Read the entire interview here.