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Popular Rapper Released From East Moline Prison

Popular Rapper Released From East Moline Prison

After over several months in prison, New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates is a free man. Gates was released this morning (Wednesday, Jan 10) from the East Moline Correctional Center.

Gates, who served nine months out of a 30-month sentence for a felony weapons charge, was reportedly let go on parole.

According to TMZ, Gates has been granted parole and will be under mandatory supervision. Before that sentence was complete, he was arrested for an outstanding warrant in IL for felony gun charges. 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.

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Hip hop Twitter has been celebrating his release from prison all day. In 2015, Gates was charged with battery for allegedly kicking a female fan at a concert in Lakeland, Florida.

While behind bars, Gate released a mixtape titled By Any Means 2.


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