Is Kevin Gates married? Yes, he is. His wife’s name is Dreka Haynes (born on August 31, 1986) who used to be his longtime girlfriend. After staying in the relationship for many years, the pair decided to celebrate their wedding on October 17, 2015.
From their conjugal life, Gates and his wife have welcomed two kids together named Khaza Kamil Gates and Islah Koren Gates. It is rumored that he has children from another woman but the confirmed information is yet to be revealed. The couple is practicing Muslim and their kids’ names are based on Muslim names. This beautiful couple went to Mecca for Hajj in September 2016. Scroll down to explore more interesting personal facts and biography of Gates:
Who is Kevin Gates?
Born as Kevin Jerome Gilyard, he landed the planet on February 5, 1986, which makes his age be 34 years old as of 2020. By profession, he is an American rapper, singer as well as a successful entrepreneur. In partnership with Atlantic Records, he is signed with to Bread Winners’ Association. He gained wide recognition from his first studio album called Islah which was released in early 2016.
Early Life and Education
Gates was born in 1986 and his place of birth is in Louisiana, the United States of America. Talking about his family background, she was born to parents from a different origin. His father is an African American whereas his mother is a Puerto Rican. After his birth, his family got relocated to Baton Rouge. He carries Puerto Rican and Moroccan ancestral background.
At the age of 13, he was arrested by the officers for joyriding as a passenger. He got reconnected to his father with whom he lost his contact at an early age. When he was 14 years old, Gates lost his father permanently as he died of AIDS. Regarding his education, he was enrolled at Baton Rouge Community College but might not have completed his graduation there.
Career and Professional Life
In 2007 Gates made a big breakthrough by signing to local label Dead Game Records. He collaborated with fellow Baton Rouge natives Webbie and Boosie Badazz for the mixtape called Pick of Da Litter. His next mixtape was All or Nuthin’ which was released in 2008. Because of some legal issues, he had to spend about 31 months between three years from 2008 and 2011. This affected his music career. Although he was able to obtain a master’s degree in psychology during his time at the prison. For his good behavior, he quickly got released from prison.
Upon his release, he started working back on music. He gained some limelight after the release of his mixtape Make ‘Em Believe. He was able to be positively noticed by Lil Wayne’s record label, Young Money Entertainment and was able to sign with them.
On January 29, 2016, he released his first studio album titled Islah. The album is named after his daughter whom he thanks for being a spiritual awakening. The album includes successful hit songs like Time For That, 2 Phones and Kno One. His second studio album called I’m Him (His Imperial Majesty) was released on September 27, 2019, which includes tracks like Fatal Attraction, Say It Twice, Funny How, Try It Again, RBS Intro, IceBox and so on.
Kevin Gates is a married man. He tied his knot with Dreka Haynes on October 17, 2015, and has been enjoying his conjugal life with his two children. He is Muslim by religion. He has been into the news highlights frequently due to his personal issues being dragged in legal issues.
American rapper Kevin Gates stands at a tall height of 6 feet and 3 inches or 190.5 cm. He weighs about 94 kilograms or 207 lbs. He seems to be physically fit and active and seems like Gates is following a healthy lifestyle. He has a body filled with many tattoos.
Salary and Net worth
Louisiana born Kevin Gates has an estimated net worth of 2 million USD. He is active in the industry since 2007 and has already released two solo albums along with multiple mixtapes. He was able to receive nominations for the Billboard Music Award Top Rap Album as well as the іНеаrtRаdіо Music Award Best New HipHop Artist both in 2017. His earnings have been influenced by his several business ventures as well.
Wiki and Facts
The biography of talented rapper Kevin Gates is prepared by various wiki sites including his Wikipedia and IMDb. Join him on Twitter @iamkevingates where he has amassed more than 1.2 million followers. He is also active on Instagram @iamkevingates where he has garnered over 8.5 million followers.