Kevin Gates has addressed the comments he made regarding the BLM (Black Lives Matter) movement and he stands on the statements he made.
During a recent interview with DJ Akademiks on his Off The Record podcast, Gates reflected on comments he made in the past regarding how he doesn’t see color. Gates stated he doesn’t feel apart of the black culture because of the hate he receives online from his own community.
See the full interview with Kevin Gates below:
It’s Just How Kevin Gates Feels About BLM
“They got mad when I said ‘I don’t support BLM’ ’cause who they matter to,” Kevin told Akademiks. “We kill each other all day. We talk about each other all day. You know who talk about me the most on the internet? N-ggas. N-ggas. You know what’s worse than a n-gga? Two of them.”
Gates added: “Make you don’t want to be a n-gga. It be n-ggas my own people that look like me. Talk about me like a dog, kick me when I’m down. I don’t look at color and see race no more. I see real and fake. That’s it.”
Gates reflected on the BLM Movement on two separate occasions. The first time was in 2016 when he went on Instagram to post a diatribe on why he felt it didn’t make sense to complain about social injustices against Black people due because of Black-on-Black crime.
“We kill each other,” he started his rant. “I’m talking about we lay up under each other’s cars, lay behind each other’s houses then whip by, boom boom, kill everybody in the car…We kill each other, but as soon as a white boy kills one of us, everybody go to hoopin’ and hollerin’ and all that old stupid-ass shit … That’s bullshit.”
Gates continued: “When you stand for something, you’ve got to stand for it all the way, not half way. I said it before, and I’ll say it again, and fuck who don’t like that. You know what’s worse than a n-gga? Another one.”
Gates went as far as to agree with Stacey Dash’s controversial comments regarding getting rid of BET during an interview with 106KMEL.
“They were like, ‘Stacey Dash said that it shouldn’t be no BET. Everybody should be Americans.’ And I was like, ‘If she said that, then I feel like I agree with that because there’s only two types of people in life: real people and fake people,’” Gates said.