Kevin Gates Is A Free Man

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Fans of New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates are determined to declare, Jan.10, as "Kevin Gates Day".

Kevin Gilyard-who goes by the stage name Kevin Gates-had been serving time at the East Moline Correctional Center since April 2017.

According to TMZ, Gates has been granted parole and will be under mandatory supervision.

Past year he served six months in jail in Florida for an assault charge but upon his release, he was extradited to IL for the pending weapons charge. Before that sentence was complete, he was arrested for an outstanding warrant in IL for felony gun charges.


He posted to Instagram for the first time since his released Wednesday morning - an all-black image that says "I'm him". As written here, Gates already has plans to mentor troubled youth.

Not all fans were happy about his release from prison.

While behind bars, Gate released a mixtape titled By Any Means 2.

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