Dipset’s Jim Jones is celebrating Kevin Gates‘ publicized jail release. The hip-hop veteran has saluted the Louisiana rapper following a near-year stint behind bars on a weapon conviction.

This week, Jimmy went to Instagram to show Gates some serious support and welcome him back.

Best news I heard for th New Years so far welcom home my brother @iamkevingates

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After mounted anticipation, Gates finally tasted freedom Wednesday with nine months in jail to his name.

Gates, who served nine months out of a 30-month sentence for a felony weapons charge, was reportedly let go on parole. Last year, after he was initially released from prison, Gates was re-arrested the same day for an outstanding weapons-related warrant. (Billboard)

The hip-hop artist had also hit up Instagram with his first and only current post.

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A few days ago, Gates fans playfully warned his wife Dreka about his thirst after getting released.