|Real Name/Full Name||Kevin Jerome Gilyard|
|Nick Name/Celebrated Name:||Kevin Gates|
|Birth Place:||Louisiana, U.S.A.|
|Date Of Birth/Birthday:||5 February 1986|
|Age/How Old:||37 years old|
|Height/How Tall:||In Centimetres – 190 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
|Weight:||In Kilograms – 94 Kg
In Pounds – 207 lbs
|Eye Color:||Dark brown|
|Parents Name:||Father – Unknown
|College:||Baton Rouge Community College|
|Wife/Spouse Name:||Dreka Gates|
|Kids/Children Name:||Khaza Kamil, Islah Karen|
|Profession:||Rapper, singer and entrepreneur|
|Net Worth:||$2 million|
|Last Updated:||March 2023|
Kevin Jerome Gilyard is an American who is known by his stage name, Kevin Gates. He is a rapper, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur. Through Bread Winners’ Association in partnership with Atlantic Records, he released his debut album, Islah, in January 2016. This album peaked at number two in Billboard 200. He has also released several mixtapes, which also peaked in the Billboard 200 chart.
Well, how well do you know about Kevin Gates? If not much, here is what we know about Kevin Gates to date.
Biography and Early Life
Kevin Gates was born in Louisiana on 5 February 1986. His mother has a Puerto Rican origin, while his father was an African American. He was very young when his family relocated to Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He was arrested for joyriding as a passenger at the young age of thirteen. They parted ways with his father at a very young age, but later met him during his teenage years. His father, however, died while he was fourteen years after suffering some complications from AIDS.
Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement
So, how old is Kevin Gates in 2023 and what is his height and weight? Well, Kevin Gates’s age is 37 years old as of today’s date 19th March 2023 having been born on 5 February 1986. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 190 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 207 lbs in Pound and 94kg in Kilograms.
Not much information is available concerning Gates’ educational background. However, it is clear that he attended higher education as he went to Baton Rouge Community College when he was seventeen years. He later dropped out of college. He later earned his master’s degree in Psychology between 2008 and 2011 while he was serving his jail term through the prison program.
Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids
Kevin and his wife Dreka Gates had dated for more than ten years before finally getting married in October 2015. They have two children, a son named Khaza Kamil and a daughter named Islah Karen. During an interview in 2013, he disclosed that he has other children with other women, although he did not say how many they are. He said that he is very close to them and even spends time with them.
He has been found on the wrong side of the law on several occasions. When he was thirteen, he was arrested for being a passenger in a car that had been stolen. He was again arrested in 2003 after stubbing his opponent in an altercation outside a movie theatre. He has also been charged for kicking his fan in 2015 during his stage performance. He was sentenced to 180 days imprisonment.
Is Kevin Gates Gay?
No. Gates is straight as far as sexual orientation is concerned. He is neither gay nor bisexual and has never had such rumors. Although he has been into relationships with several women, he is now happily married to Dreka Haynes. Together, they are blessed with two children. They lead a happy life with no fights nor separation rumors.
Gates started his music career in 2007. He signed with Dead Games Records. He collaborated with Boosie Badazz and Webbie to release his first mixtape, “Pick of Da Litter.” His second mixtape, “All or Nuthin,” was released in 2008. His case in 2008 greatly affected his music career as he spent 31 months in prison. He returned back to music after his release in 2011, and his song, “Make ‘Em Believe,” got very famous. He then signed with Young Money Entertainment, Lil Wayne’s label.
He released another mixtape, “The Luca Brasi Story,” in early 2013. He then signed with Atlantic Records and released his first major mixtape, “Stranger Than Fiction,” later in 2013. He released yet another mixtape, “Murder for Hire,” in May 2015. After two months, he released “Kno One,” which became the first single of his debut album, “Islah.”
After being released from prison in 2018 was, he released his first song, “Chained to the City.” He released his second EP, “Only the Generals Gon Understand,” on 31 May 2019. His second album, “I’m Him,” was released on 28 June 2019. His third studio album goes by the name Khaza.
Gates has achieved a lot during his entire career. His songs have been listed top in the Billboard 200 chart. In 2017, he was nominated for a Billboard Music Award as the Top Rap Album of the year. The same year, he was nominated by iHeartRadio Music Awards as the Best New Hip-Hop Artist.
Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Kevin Gates in 2023
As of 2023, Gates has accumulated a total net worth of $2 million. He has acquired his wealth from his multiple album and mixtape releases. He also earns his income from his business dealings. He also attends various shows and events, which also help him earn his income.
Some Interesting Facts You Need To Know
- He joined the Muslim religion together with his wife and even attended Hajj in Mecca in September 2016.
- He has been featured in mixtapes of other musicians like; Pusha T, Juicy J, Wiz Khalifa, and many more.
- He did his singing training together with singer Monica.
Kevin Gates is very talented, and his music has always peaked in the Billboard 200. However, he holds a bad criminal record that has not stopped him from pursuing his music career. Instead, he has worked very hard in his career and released many mixtapes and albums. He attracts many with his passion and dedication towards his career, despite the many challenges in his life.