Kevin Gates goes by the real name Kevin Jerome Gilyard, is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur. He further debuted in January 2016 with his first studio album, Islah. The album peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart. Moreover, he is currently signed to Bread Winners’ Association with a partnership with Atlantic Records.
Moreover, the artist has also charged and arrested a few times. He was involved in an altercation outside a movie theatre where he stabbed his opponent multiple times in 2013. During his performance on stage at an event in Lakeland, Florida and charged with battery for kicking a fan in the summer of 2015. To know more about his information, let us keep on scrolling over.
Caption: The American rapper and singer, Kevin Gates
Kevin Gates: Bio, Family, Career
He was born as Kevin Jerome Gilyard on 5 February 1986 in Louisiana, the United States of America. He was born to a Puerto Rican mother and an African American father who originate from Baton Rouge. But he has not revealed details of their or his siblings. He reported met his father in his teenage years after he lost connection he was a kid. Additionally, his father died of complications from AIDS while he was 14 years.
Furthermore, he has a nationality of America and has an ethnicity of Moroccan and Puerto Rican descent. Regarding his education, he attended Baton Rouge Community College at the age of 17. However, he had a very tumultuous upbringing. Further, he was arrested for the first time in 1999 at the age of 13 for “joyriding” as a passenger. In 2007, began his career by signing to local label Dead Game Records. Following that, he collaborated with fellow Baton Rouge natives Boosie Badazz and Webbie in the mid-2000s on his first mixtape, Pick of Da Litter.
In between 2008 to 2011, his music career paused due to his imprisonment along with Boosie involved in incarcerated in separate cases. During this time, he also got his master’s degree in psychology through a prison program. Therefore, for his behavior, he was released early and then resumed his music career. After creating his Bread Winners’ Association record label in 2010, he released the mixtape ‘The Luca Brasi Story’ in early 2013. In addition, his lyrics often deal with intense subjects like depression, poverty, and prison time.
Kevin Gates: Personal Life & Wife
Moving toward his personal life, he is not single at the moment but he is married to his longtime girlfriend, Dreka Haynes. Haynes currently works as his booking manager. In addition to that, Kevin and Dreka found the Bread Winner’s Association record label in 2010. She is also an active influencer on social media platforms.
Furthermore, the couple tied a knot in October 2015. They together have welcomed two children named Islah and Khaza from their marriage. Moreover, he is a practicing Muslim along with his wife and went in September 2016 to Mecca for Hajj.
Caption: Kevin and wife Dreka Gates
Kevin Gates: Net Worth & Social Media Profiles
The singer has currently signed to Bread Winners and a partnership with Atlantic Records. From which he must be earning a hefty amount from his musical career and producing several songs. Therefore, her net worth has an estimation of around $1 million. He also adds a profitable amount through his multiple business endeavors.
He has a verified Twitter account @iamkevingates with 1.5 million followers. On Facebook, he has an unverified account having more than 9 million followers. He has a verified Instagram account @bwa.Iron with 313k followers.
Kevin Gates: Body Measurements
The musician has a slim and well-structured body that stands to a tall height of 6 feet 2 inches or 1.88 meters. Her body weighs around 92 kg with 32 inches waist size and 26 inches hips size. He has brown eyes color with black hair color. He also has heavily tattooed on different parts of his body as well as neck too.
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