Kevin Gates

Inside Biography

American rapper/singer, Kevin Gates is also an entrepreneur. He released his debut studio album, Islah in 2016. He is famously known for his songs and mixtapes. He is currently signed to Atlantic Records. 

Regarding his personal life, he is married and has two children. The rapper had been arrested for multiple ties for several causes.

Early Life And Education Of Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates was born as Kevin Jerome Gilyard on February 5, 1986, in New Orleans, Louisiana of the United States under the birth sign Aquarius. He is American as per nationality and belongs to Mixed ethnicity (African-American and Puerto Rican descent).

Soon after his birth, his family moved to Baton Rouge. He had a tumultuous upbringing as was arrested for the first time at the age of 13 for joyriding as a pa s senger. Besides, he joined Baton Rouge Community College at the age of 17.

Kevin Gates' Career

Kevin Gates started his career in 2005 y signing a recording deal with a local label, Dead Game Records. His along with Baton Rouge's career blossom in the mid-2000s. In 2007, he released the first mixtape, Pick of Da Litter with the label. He also released two other mixtapes. 

While his career was in a growing phase, suddenly his career was paused after he was arrested between 2008 and 2011. After he was released from jail, he worked hard to rebuild his career. In 2012, he released a new mixtape, Make Ém Believe which acc u mulated huge fame.

His amazing performances caught the eye of Lil Wayne's record label Young Money Entertainment. The following year, he signed a contract with the management wing of the label but never signed the contract with the label.

Moreover, in 2013, Gates released the mixtape, The Luca Brasi Story which received huge critical acclaim. After the success of the mixtape, he signed a contract with Atlantic Records and released the mixtape the same year, Stranger Than Fiction which hit #17 on Billboard 200. 

After releasing several mixtapes, Gates released his debut studio album, Islah in 2016 which means to make better in Arabic. The album made impressive sales whereas also hit #2 on Billboard 200 chart. As of 2018, he released the three-song EP, Chained to the City.

Kevin Gates' Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kevin Gates has an estimated net worth of $1 million. Gates earn much from his career. He earns an impressive amount from his singles, mixtapes, and an album.

In 2014, Gates created a new energy drink ''I Don't Get Tired'' or ''#IDGT'' which is based on his 2014's single with the same name. He also earns from his YouTube channel, kevingatesTV which has over 3.9 million subscribers. He earns $13.5k to $215.8k monthly and $161.8k to $2.6 million yearly from his channel.

Besides, he has a collection of luxury cars like Mercedes Benz, Chevrolet, and others. 

Kevin Gates' Personal Life

Kevin Gates is a married man. He is married to his girlfriend turned wife Dreka Gates who is also a rapper like Gates. The couple officially tied the knot in 2015 after dating for over a decade.

They together have two children; Khaja Kamil Gates and Islah Koren Gates. The couple is together for years without any divorce rumors.


Previously, Gates dated a girl who turned out to be his cousin. He found out that she was his cousin only after three months of dating. They started dating in 2006 and had an affair for almost two years. In a video, he revealed that he had sex with her before knowing about their actual relationship.

Legal Issues

Gates was arrested for the first time at the age of 13 being a pa s senger in a stolen vehicle. In 2003, he was involved in an altercation outside the movie theater.

Gates once was caught with the footage of the video where he was found kicking a woman on August 30, 2015, in the chest of the women and that was the performance he was making in Lakeland, Florida due to which the woman also made some charges on September 1, 2015. Two years later, he was convicted of charges and sentenced o 180 days in jail.

In 2017, he was again arrested and sentenced to a 30-month prison term at the East online, IL correctional facility for gun charges but was released on parole in 2018.

Age, Body Measurement And Other Facts

  • Height = Kevin Gates stands at the height of 6 feet 2 inches in tall. 
  • Weight = He weighs 92kg.
  • Age = As of 2019, his age is 33.
  • Birth Sign: Aquarius

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by Bchrome, 21 Feb, 2016

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