Kevin Gates rapper, birth, age, family, education, career, prison time, controversy girlfriend, wife and children

Kevin Gates

Scroll down to know more about Kevin Gates ’s Age, Bio, wiki, Net Worth, Income, career, Education and Family. Also know details about Kevin Gates’s  Parents, Childhood, Relationship, Images, and hair color.

Kevin Gates has been in the music for quite some time now. He has built a music empire in the Hollywood. Like most rappers, he comes from a tragic family background. With his hard work, patience, and determination, he has reached new heights of success. Go on reading to know your music idol a little better.

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Kevin Gates birth, age, family, education

Kevin Gate’s birth name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard. Kevin is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. He was born on February 5, 1986, in Louisiana, United States. After his birth, his family moved to Baton Rouge. He has 2 siblings, he being the oldest. His father died of an illness when he was 17. So he had to grow up and become the man of the family.

Gates,32 did not have a smooth upbringing as other kids in America had and has legal issues dating from an early age of 13. We do not know where he attended to receive his primary education. But we do not know, that at the age of 17, he attended  Baton Rouge Community College. During his prison time in 2008 to 2011, he earned a Master’s degree in Psychology through a prison program.

There is no further information available on his education, family, parents, and siblings.

Gate’s ethnicity is African, American and Puerto Rican. His nationality is American.

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Kevin Gate’s career

2005 marked the beginning of his rapping career. He was signed to a local label named Dead Game Records.  His first mixtape, Pick of Da Litter was realsed in 2007 which had collabrations with  Boosie Badazz and Webbie.

His following mixtape, All or Nuthin’, was released in 2008. Kevin has described the mixtape of his as “a lot of pain…a lot of true stories.” In 2012, after his release from prison, he immediately went on to release his mixtape Make ‘Em Believe in 2012. His 4th mixtape, The Luca Brasi Story was released in early 2013. His next mixtape Stranger Than Fiction was released in July 20130. The mixtape reached the international arena.

Gate’s new mixtape By Any Means was released on March 18, 2014. It featured international artists like  2 Chainz, Plies, and Rico Love. The mixtape peaked at no. 17 in the Billboard 200. Following mixtapes that were released by him are Luca Brasi 2, Murder for Hire, Islah, Murder for Hire,  By Any Means 2.

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Kevin Gates’ prison time

Kevin has a long history with the legal issues. The first time Kevin was arrested was at the age of 13. He was seated on the back seat of a stolen car. This event had a major effect on his life. He states:

“If they would’ve just pulled up to the jail, left me in the police car, never took me inside and just took me back home, I don’t think I’d ever have done anything else again. But what it did was—by me going into jail at such a young age—all it did was criminalize me in a sense. It kinda steered me in the wrong direction after getting there and settling in; it took the fear of jail away from me.”

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In 2008, Kevin’s music career to a dry pause as he was sentenced to prison. He was in prison for 31 months between 2008 and 2011. There he studied Psycology and earned Master’s degree in the same. He was then released from the prison due to his good behavior.

Again in late 2013 and early 2014, he was sentenced to prison for 4 months due to parole violations. He was released on March 18, 2014, after 3 and a half months. He again went back to jail on October 26, 2016, for 180 days. He was jailed again in 2017 for 30 months but was relawed on parole pn January 10, 2018.

Kevin Gate’s controversy

The rapper has been a subject of controversy. In late August 2015, a video had surfaced. In the video, he was seen kicking a female fan on the chest at a show in Lakeland, Florida. He explained the  situation in a song called “The Truth”. He said that the fan had been tugging on his shorts.

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Kevin Gates’ girlfriend, wife and children

Gates is a married man. He married his longtime girlfriend Dreka Haynes, in October 2015. He has two children with his wife Dreka, a son, Khaza and a daughter, Islah.

In an 2013 interview, he has hinted that he has other children with other women as well, alothihgh he did not reveal his children’s no and names. He had said:

“I got some children. I’m real real close with them. I lay in the bed with them, hold them, love on them. It really doesn’t make sense to say [how many kids I have]. Not in a bad way, but it’s not like the public will ever get to see my children, and if they do see them, they aren’t going to know they’re mine.”

Whatever the situation is, he seems to be a good father and loves his children from moon and back.

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Kevin Gates’ social media

He has over 956k followers on Twitter, more than 6.9 million followers on Instagram and above 7.5k followers on Facebook.

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