Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates doesn’t want fans worried about him having to stay grounded to Chicago. The hip-hop artist has addressed having to remain in Illinois following his early 2018 jail release.
KG went to Instagram Friday (May 11) and cleared up any misconceptions about his state of mind.
“I was watching a ‘Breakfast Club’ interview and I wanted to say I thank the brother Meek Mill for being compassionate towards my situation and talking about it and having a heart for my situation but I’m not upset about my situation as far as Chicago, Illinois, these people love me here. I don’t carry firearms. I’m never in fear of anything but Allah. Someone I was with was caught with a firearm and it was pinned on me. Now I’m not about to speak [and snitch] and tell people it was yours, I don’t do that. I’m a stand-up guy and I believe great people undergo great tests and I stay silent and I never complain and I ain’t do it ’til the end. I just was upset about the parole.”
A few days ago, Kevin’s wife Dreka came forward to update everyone on his status and revealed he couldn’t legally return to their California home.
“Hi guys, I am coming to you on behalf of Kevin and just apologizing to everyone because Kevin is unable to make it to the shows this weekend and next weekend. The Illinois Department of Corrections has prevented Kevin from leaving the state of Illinois. He isn’t even allowed to come home to California where we live and since he was released in January, he has not been able to come home not one time. So just know guys that we’re doing everything in our power that we can to just get through this and work this out so he can get back to doing what he loves to do and just know that we really, really appreciate each and every one of you all. You guys just have no idea how much we appreciate your love and support and just know that we’re going to make it up to you guys and he’s been in the studio going really, really hard right now. So you guys will hear from him like really soon. We love you.”
Back in March, Gates revealed plans to put together tons of songs before releasing any new tunes.
Let me put like 2 or 3 hunnid songs together first – then I’m a throw somn out-there,but for now we work #imHim
— Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) March 12, 2018
We ain’t coming out dis bitch til we know without a doubt or contradiction that it’s one of them ones #imHim
— Kevin Gates (@iamkevingates) March 11, 2018
On January 10, after months of anticipation, Kevin finally tasted freedom.
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)