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Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates, whose birth name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard, is a rapper who hails from Baton Rouge, LA. He was born on February 5, 1986 and released his first mixtape, “Pick of Da Litter,” in 2007. Fans had to wait for a few years for new music while he served three years in prison on drug and firearm charges. “Make ‘em Believe” came in 2012, then “The Luca Brasi Story” in 2013, and next was 2014’s “By Any Means.” His legal troubles didn’t end there. Gates was represented by Jose Baez, who also represented Aaron Hernandez and Casey Anthony, in a case against a female fan who alleged he kicked her at a concert. He was locked up for five or six months in Florida for this offense. On the day he was released, he was extradited to Illinois, where in April 2017, Gates was sentenced to 30 months in jail for felony gun possession. Gates married wife Dreka on October 18, 2015. The couple has two children together – daughter Islah Koren and son Khaza Kamil. Gates named album an album after his daughter and a song after his son. He has one child, who was born just weeks apart from one of his other kids, with another woman as well. The rapper dated his cousin for two years, but was unaware they were relatives until his grandmother informed him a few months into their relationship. Gates lost his biological father to AIDS in February 2014. Until he was in eighth grade, he was led to believe his stepfather was his real dad. In 2010, Gates and Dreka established a record label titled Bread Winners’ Association.

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Kevin Gates Sentenced to 30 Months for Gun Charge

Kevin Gates
Gets 30 Months for Gun Charge

2:29 PM PT -- Kevin's attorney, Herschel Rush, tells TMZ the rapper's charges carried a maximum of 10 years in prison so "we are very pleased with the result of 30 months." Rapper Kevin… READ MORE >

Kevin Gates Stuck in Jail After Judge Denies Bail

Kevin Gates
Stuck in Jail After Judge Denies Bail

Rapper Kevin Gates better learn to get cozy in his cell because a judge just DENIED him bail ... meaning he'll remain behind bars. Kevin had a bond hearing Wednesday at the Bridgeview… READ MORE >

- 95 days ago
Kevin Gates Jail Hops to Chicago After Being Released in FL

Kevin Gates
Jail Hops to Chicago After He's Released in FL

Kevin Gates went from being locked up in Florida to being jailed in Chicago with less than 24 hours of freedom in between. The rapper is currently behind bars in Cook County after… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Kevin Gates Thrown Back in Jail on Release Day Over Felony Warrant

Kevin Gates
Thrown Back in Jail on Release Day Over Felony Warrant

2:34 PM PT -- Kevin will remain behind bars without bond until he's extradited back to Illinois.  Rapper Kevin Gates got a kick in the face himself today, after he got re-arrested as… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
Fogle, Giudice and Dassey -- Inmates Chow Down on Thanksgiving Grub

Fogle, Guidice and Dassey
Inmates Chow Down on Thanksgiving Grub

Jared Fogle, Brendan Dassey and a bunch of other famous prisoners may have given up many of their inalienable rights, but not the right to get the bird on Turkey Day. We surveyed the landscape,… READ MORE >

- 242 days ago
Kevin Gates -- 6 Months in Jail for Kicking Female Fan (VIDEO)

Kevin Gates
6 Months in Jail For Kicking Female Fan

Kevin Gates is gonna do time for the crime of unloading a brutal kick on one of his fans ... after she tugged at his shorts. The rapper was found guilty of battery in the 2015 incident during… READ MORE >

- 270 days ago
Kevin Gates -- Heartless Advice to Louisiana Flood Victims (VIDEO)

Kevin Gates
Heartless Advice To Louisiana Flood Victims

Rapper Kevin Gates invoked a biblical myth for Louisiana residents suffering from actual tragedy. We caught up with Kevin Wednesday leaving The Nice Guy when our photog asks what he thought of… READ MORE >

- 325 days ago
BET Awards -- Fan Experience ... Free Concerts, Huge Stars

BET Awards Fan Experience
Free Concerts, Huge Stars

Fans who wanna check out this year's BET Awards are in for a big treat ... thanks to the BET Experience.   BET honchos have gone all out this year to get fans close to their favorite artists… READ MORE >

- 394 days ago
Kevin Gates -- I Kicked My Fan In Self-Defense

Kevin Gates
I Kicked My Fan In Self-Defense

Rapper Kevin Gates was acting in self-defense -- under Florida's "Stand Your Ground Law" -- when he kicked a woman in the front row of his concert ... according to new legal docs filed by the… READ MORE >

- 466 days ago
Kevin Gates -- Cops Investigate Fan Kick ... Charges Coming Down

Kevin Gates
Cops Investigate Fan Kick Charges Coming Down

11:38 AM PT -- The Lakeland PD has filed a criminal complaint against Gates, charging him with simple battery. The case is now in the hands of the State Attorney's Office.Kevin Gates is learning… READ MORE >

- 691 days ago
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