Kevin Gates is now a free man and the hip hop Twitter community is reacting.
The Baton Rouge rapper was released from prison on Wednesday morning in Illinois after serving 9 months in jail. He was originally sentenced to 30-months for a gun charge, so he was released on parole which carries some conditions like mandatory supervision and cannot be in possession of any firearm, at least until his probation ends. More details about his parole will be coming so check back with Urbanislandz.com regularly.
Last year he served six months in jail in Florida for an assault charge but upon his release, he was extradited to Illinois for the pending weapons charge. In that case, a warrant was out for his arrest, but this time there are no outstanding warrants, at least none that we are aware of. Kevin Gates has already made his first post on Instagram which has already racked up close to half a million likes within a few hours. “I’m Him,” he wrote in front a blacked out background.
Hip hop Twitter has been celebrating his release from prison all day. “Kevin Gates got 180 days in jail for kicking a fan who kept grabbing him, he tried to use the Florida’s Stand Your Ground law, but was denied. George Zimmerman followed and murdered an innocent 17 year old Trayvon Martin and was allowed to use the law. Trust me I understand,” one fan wrote on Twitter.
Not all fans were happy about his release from prison. There were some trolls who were just hell-bent on making their voices heard. “Please keep Kevin Gates and that trash music locked up in prison where it belong,” one fan tweeted.
Kevin Gates got 180 days in jail for kicking a fan who kept grabbing him, he tried to use the Florida's Stand Your Ground law, but was denied. George Zimmerman followed and murdered an innocent 17 year old Trayvon Martin and was allowed to use the law. Trust me I understand… pic.twitter.com/ztTA51hoCi
— Heel Turn Haden (@_TheSonOfMars_) January 10, 2018
— COOL AL ?? (@SoCoolAl) January 10, 2018
Kevin Gates just got out of prison and I’m already waiting on his next song
— luisa (@itsluisagibson) January 10, 2018
Y'all really think Kevin Gates gon drop a track today huh? lol let that man be with his family
— Tentz (@Tentz__) January 10, 2018
Kevin Gates out I just hope yall dont stop supporting his music like yall did Boosie and Gucci when they got out ????????
— Dat Boi Jay (@cajunboijay) January 10, 2018
I knw Kevin Gates finn drop tht FIRE!
— $ (@Jstlivinbbyy) January 10, 2018
Kevin Gates slander will get you unfollowed wit the quickness ??? omm
— kurve$tir (@Reneeebad) January 10, 2018