Report: Kevin Gates Denied Bail, Will Remain In Jail In Illinois

Gates is reportedly facing weapons charges and is being held at Kendall County Jail.

Photographer Ryan Lowry
April 20, 2017

Kevin Gates is reportedly still in jail on weapons charges after being denied bail by a judge in Illinois. According to TMZ, via Billboard, Gates attended a bond hearing on April 19 at the Bridgeview Courthouse in Illinois where his application was denied. The rapper is being held at the nearby Kendall County Jail.


In October, Kevin Gates was found guilty of misdemeanor battery and sentenced to 180 days in jail by a jury in Bartow, Florida. The charge stemmed from an August 2015 incident during a performance in Lakeland, Florida, when the Baton Rouge rapper was filmed kicking a 19-year-old audience member in the chest while onstage. Gates was scheduled to be released in late March, after serving five months of his sentence but was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the Illinois weapons case.