Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates is in way more of a hole than people think. The hip-hop star’s wife has come forward to address his situation since getting released from jail earlier this year.
In a new clip, Dreka Gates apologizes to fans for KG missing upcoming performances and reveals legal restrictions has kept him from coming back 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)
Shortly after his jail release, KG encouraged his fans to send him instrumentals.
In January, Dipset’s Jim Jones reacted to Gates getting released after serving nearly a full year behind bars.