Kevin Gates Bio
Kevin Jerome Gilyard (known by his stage name Kevin Gates), born on 5 February 1986 in New Orleans, Louisiana, is an American rapper, singer and entrepreneur. His family relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana soon after his birth.
Kevin Gates began his career in 2005 by signing to local label Dead Game Records. In 2007 he self-released his first mixtape. Between 2008 and 2011 he spent 31 months in prison, where he earned a master’s degree in psychology through a prison program.
After self-releasing six mixtapes, he released the first mixtape through his own record label, Bread Winners’ Association, in 2012. The success of his ninth mixtape led to Kevin Gates signing with Atlantic Records, and he released five more mixtapes from 2013 to 2016. On 29 January 2016 he released his debut studio album.
Kevin Gates Personal Details
- Born Name: Kevin Jerome Gilyard
- Age (in 2017): 31
- Date of Birth: February 5, 1986
- Birthplace: New Orleans, Louisiana, United States
- Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
- Occupation: Rapper
- Net worth: 1 Million
- Official Website: http://www.kvngates.com/
- Official Twitter: @iamkevingates
Kevin Gates Family Tree
- Wife name: Dreka Haynes
- Boy: Khaza Kamil Gates
- Daughter: Islah Koren Gates
- Father name: Unknown
- Mother name: Unknown
- Siblings: Unknown
Kevin Gates Relationship History
Below is the relationship and dating history for Kevin Gates with his past and current girlfriend details.
Kevin Gates dated:
- Unknown (2006-2008) – Kevin Gates admitted that he once dated his cousin. The couple was dating for three months before his grandmother told him that they were actually related. Yet, he continued to date and have sex with the unidentified woman for two years. After they finally split up, they remained good friends.
- Dreka Haynes (DateFrom-PRESENT) – Kevin Gates married his longtime girlfriend Dreka Haynes in October 2015. They have two children together.
Kevin Gates Body Measurements, Weight Loss, Diet and Exercise Routine
Kevin Gates Body Measurements
- Height in Feet: 6′ 2″
- Height in Centimeters: 188 cm
- Weight in Pounds: 203 pounds
- Weight in Kilogram: 92 kg
Kevin Gates Fun Facts
Kevin Gates Quotes
“My only wish or prayer, or whatever you ascribe to believe in, I just wanted to hear someone riding down the street playing my music.”
“The first time I ever got arrested, I was 13 years of age. If they would’ve just pulled up to the jail, left me in the police car, never took me inside and just took me back home, I don’t think I’d ever have done anything else again. But what it did was—by me going into jail at such a young age—all it did was criminalize me in a sense. It kinda steered me in the wrong direction after getting there and settling in; it took the fear of jail away from me.”
“I wear my emotions on my sleeve. I’m very honest with my fans about everything that I go through in life, so to say.”
Kevin Gates Favorite Things
- Poet: Rudyard Kipling
- Food: Corn and Crab bisque from Roscoes with a little hot sauce.
Kevin Gates Interesting Facts
- He was raised by his grandmother.
- He doesn’t watch a lot of television, but he reads recreationally instead.
- His whole body is covered in tattoos.
- He has been in and out of prison numerous times since he was 13 years old.
- He suffers from depression, and music is a form of release of him.
- As a student of the culinary arts, he cooks his own food when he is at home.
- He only met his biological father in eighth grade.
- He grew up in the hard streets of the ‘Bloody Sticks’ which surrounded him with drugs, gangs and guns.