Kevin Gates has spoken out about those who brag about killing, while addressing the permanence of the act. Rapper Kevin Gates recently spoke out about those who brag about killing others. Gates also commented on the permanence of the act.
During a interview with DJ Akademiks on his Off The Record podcast, Gates condemned people who use murders as a way to flex.
What Was Said
“Taking a life is very sacred,” Gates began. “I hear people brag about killing. That’s not no good thing. When you watch a soul leave a body, you know you took something that you don’t have the power to give back. See a lot of these dudes talk that, but they ain’t never stand over nothing and watch it leave. They never did that. ‘Cause if you did, you would be more respectful.
“You ain’t never stand over nothing and let it go. I know you dudes didn’t. I can tell by your spirit, you ain’t go no souls under your belt. All killers know killers. You can look at ‘em and tell. Real killers don’t walk around with they face all tude’ed up. They not tryin’ to look tough ‘cause they really left off pressure; they apply pressure. Either you’re applying it or you feelin’ it.”
Gates, who suggests that he’s been on the other end of the barrel during the conversation, has an extensive criminal record that began at the young age of thirteen.
The History Of Kevin Gates
In 2003, Gates was involved in a physical altercation with someone outside of a movie theater which eventually led to Kevin stabbing them several times. This incident however was before Kevin would launch his rap career four years later with his Pick of Da Litter mixtape.
His legal troubles would continue in 2016 when he was convicted of battery after kicking a female fan during a show in Florida. While incarcerated, Gates was sentenced to a 30-month prison sentence at the East Moline, Illinois correctional facility for gun charges connected to a October 2013 arrest in Chicago. Gates had failed to appear for his scheduled court date in Illinois. This lead to a warrant being reissued for his arrest in December 2016. He was released on parole in January 2018.
Since His Release
Since his incarceration, Gates has released two studio albums: 2019’s I’m Him and Khaza, which arrived in June 2022. The latter featured Juicy J and Gucci and peaked at No. 8 on the Billboard 200. It also had over 40,000 total album-equivalent units sold in its first week.
Gates will hit the road on August 18th to kick off his Big Lyfe tour, which will start in Dallas and ends on October 14th in Pensacola, Florida.