Kevin Gates will reportedly serve 30 months on a weapons charge, TMZ reported Wednesday. Gates appeared in court Wednesday, pleading guilty to a felony gun possession charge. Sources told TMZ Wednesday that Gates is expected to be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections.
Gates was denied bail at a Bridgeview Courthouse hearing earlier this month. Weeks earlier, Gates was close to being released from Polk County jail after his six-month sentence for allegedly kicking a woman at one of his shows had been reduced. Once the weapons-related warrant was discovered, however, Gates was re-arrested and transferred to Illinois, only to then be denied bail.
Following last month’s re-arrest, Gates’ wife Dreka Haynes shared a message with fans asking for prayers and positive energy. “To everyone that’s rooting for Kevin right, THANK YOU, but PLEASE shift your thoughts, prayers, energy, etc. towards the idea of being home and enjoying life as a free man,” Haynes wrote in an Instagram post. “Do NOT dwell on the things that have been put out by the media. Their only goal in anything is to grab/seek attention, not necessarily to release information that is FACTUAL.”
Kevin Gates’ most recent release was this month’s single “What If,” a nod to Joan Osborne’s 1995 hit “What If God Was One of Us.”