Kevin Gates is a free man.
Gates was released from an Illinois prison today (January 10) after serving 9 months over a gun charge.
The rapper, born Kevin Gilyard, was ordered to serve 30 months in prison for felony gun possession back in April, just after he completed five months of a six-month sentence in Florida, for kicking a woman in the face at one of his shows.
Authorities in Florida Kevin Gates had an outstanding weapons-related warrant out for his arrest as he was preparing to be released, with the order dating back to a missed court appearance for a 2013 gun case in Illinois.
Now that all of that is behind him, Kevin Gates said he planned on speaking to young at-risk teens, in hopes of keeping them out of prison.
Today, Kevin Gates, 31, returned to Instagram, with a cryptic message, and he received well wishes from a variety of rappers including Gucci Mane, Famous Dex and Lil Baby.