It looks like the legal weight which has been sitting on Kevin Gates is about to lift. According to TMZ, the New Orleans rapper will be getting out on parole next Wednesday, January 10.
Gates, real name Kevin Jerome Gilyard, got in trouble back in 2015 after he allegedly kicked a fan who grabbed onto his shorts during a concert. The Lakeland, Florida police department filed a criminal complaint against Gates, charging him with simple battery.
The Islah spitter was sentenced to six months behind bars and ended up serving five for the assault charge. The day he was to become a free man, a separate weapons-related charge from Illinois popped up, sending Gates back in. He's currently serving time at the East Moline Correctional Center, where he pleaded guilty to being in possession of a firearm as a felon during a 2013 arrest.
According to TMZ, a source at the Illinois Department of Correction says Gates will be released next Wednesday, after serving out a nine-month sentence.
The source, named Lindsey Hess, says Gates is being released on parole. Conditions include mandatory supervision and no possession of firearms.
Gates' debut studio album, Islah, peaked at the number two spot on the Billboard 200.