Fans of New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates are determined to declare, Jan.10, as "Kevin Gates Day." The rapper has officially been released from prison on Wednesday.
Kevin Jerome Gilyard, better known by his stage name, Kevin Gates, was released from an Illinois state prison after serving nine months out of a 30-month sentence.
Gates is probably most known for his continuous videos on Instagram that featured his children and always delivered a different message to his fans. The entrepreneur's videos later led to a compilation of "I Don't Get Tired" videos. The theme eventually led to a single titled, "I Don't Get Tired" that featured August Alsina. The single was also Gates' first song to make the US Billboard Hot 100 and was also his first song to be certified Gold.
Gates has also worked with other artists such as 2 Chainz, Jamie Foxx, Trey Songz, and Ty Dolla $ign.
Kevin Gates Day
The rapper released several mixtapes such as Stranger Than Fiction, By Any Means, and Luca Brasi 2. Although Gates is most known for his mixtapes, he released his debut studio album in January 2016. The album was titled Islah and peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 Charts.
Fans of the rapper immediately took to Twitter to express their excitement about his release from prison. In 2015, Gates was charged with battery for allegedly kicking a female fan at a concert in Lakeland, Florida. On Oct. 26, 2016, the recording artist was convicted of the charge and was later sentenced to six months in prison.
On March 24, 2017, it was reported that he was going to be released from prison, but as soon as he was being processed out of jail, he was re-arrested for an outstanding weapons-related warrant.
Gates' Good Deed
Sources say Gates wants to reach out to the Boys & Girls Clubs of America and share his story with teenagers in hopes to inspire them to not make the same mistakes that he has made.
According to Gates' lawyer, Herschel Rush, the rapper will also donate his own resources to "various organizations."
On Wednesday, a tweet was released under the rapper's official Twitter account that read, "I'M HIM." Fans began to speculate that "I'M HIM" could mean that Gates has new music on the way or that he will be running his social media networks again.
— Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) January 10, 2018