After spending 180 days in a Florida jail, Kevin Gates will now be spending two and a half more years behind bars in an entirely different state.
The rapper pled guilty to felony gun charges on Wednesday (Apr. 26) in Cook County, Illinois and was sentenced 30 months. Gates has been in jail for the charges since March 30. He will be transferred to the Illinois Department of Corrections to serve the 2.5-year sentence.
This is how Twitter reacted to the news:
Kevin Gates must have the worst lawyers in all of entertainment
— ? (@HeSuchACharmer) April 26, 2017
Kevin Gates said all lives matter & his life been in shambles ever since
— RellFromThe973 (@RellFromThe973) April 26, 2017
Kevin Gates went from 2 Phones to 2 years…in jail
— Jaden Dickson (@iamjad3n) April 26, 2017
Caption Kevin Gates face pic.twitter.com/pxXFdFjiKe
— Rap Spotlights (@RapSpotlights) April 27, 2017
Kevin gates said black folks only get mistreated by the cops bc we don't listen & act like niggas….he just got two more years in prison. ?
— Kendrick season? (@taedollaz_) April 26, 2017
Herschel Rush, Gates’ lawyer told TMZ he was “very pleased with the result” as the gun charges carried a 10-year maximum prison sentence.
Gates was arrested on an outstanding warrant on March 30, the same day he was expected to be released from Florida prison. The outstanding warrant was issued because Gates failed to appear in court regarding the gun charge in 2013.
Gates had just spent 180 days in jail after kicking a woman in the face during one of his concerts in 2015.