Kevin Gates’ gay allegations started after people started speculating about it, which led to random influencers discussing his sexuality on YouTube, TikTok, and other social media platforms.
Meanwhile, some online users believe Kevin Gates’ songs are about gay behavior. In addition, one of the YouTubers revived a previously live recorded video of Kevin Gates and stated that Kevin engaged in oral sexual practices with the inmates while incarcerated. These charges have only served to fuel the LGBT speculations. Kevin has yet to respond to the video or clarify his sexual orientation in public.
We understand his freedom to maintain his sexuality as a media tabloid, and we cannot claim his sexuality unless he admits it openly. We decided to dig into some real facts about Kevin Gates that could help identify his sexuality or where his interests lie because there have just been rumors.
Who is Kevin Gates?
Kevin Gates is an American rapper, singer, and entrepreneur who was born Kevin Jerome Gilyard on February 5, 1986. With his mixtapes and CDs, he rose to notoriety in the hip-hop business, noted for his honest and contemplative lyrics. Gates was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and grew up in an impoverished and violent environment.
His career skyrocketed in 2013 with the release of his mixtape “The Luca Brasi Story,” which drew widespread notice and positioned him as a rising sensation. Following that, he released many hit mixtapes, including “Stranger Than Fiction” (2013) and “By Any Means” (2014), which helped strengthen his fan base and broaden his reach.
Gates released his debut studio album, “Islah,” titled after his daughter, in 2016. The album was a commercial success, reaching No. 2 on the Billboard 200 chart. It had the number-one hits “2 Phones” and “Really Really.” Gates’ music frequently digs into personal experiences, touching on issues like street life, love, and spirituality.
Is Kevin Gates Gay?
Kevin Gates is not gay. He claims he has no idea what the term “gay” means. In a 2017 interview with the Maryland Daily Record, he commented, “I don’t know how to answer that question.”
Since the release of his debut single “Thotiana,” featuring fellow rapper Lil Yachty, in 2016, there has been much conjecture about Gates’ sexuality. The song’s hook has Gates saying, “I’m straight like I’m gay/But I ain’t never had any sex with a girl.”
Many people, both supporters, and detractors, have accused Gates of being homophobic due to the song’s lyrics. But Gates has retaliated, telling Billboard magazine in 2018: “I just think people are trying to make money off of me.”
They’re attempting to sell records by stating that my music is antagonistic. When challenged about his sexuality again, Gates told Rolling Stone, “I don’t really feel like I have to define myself.” To be clear, I am a man with a penis. I guess that makes me straight, even though I’ve never genuinely dated a woman. That’s fine with me.
Is Kevin Gates Dating Anyone?
Yes, Kevin Gates and Dreka Haynes married in 2014 after dating for nearly a decade. In October 2015, Kevin Gates married his long-term lover Dreka. Dreka is his business partner and manager as well. Kevin and Dreka have two children: Khaza Kamil Gates and Islah Karen Gates.