Who is Kevin Gates
Check out five fast facts about rapper Kevin Gates, pictured on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Getty Images

You may not have heard of Kevin Gates’ music but there is a chance you have heard of the rapper’s name. While the Louisiana rapper isn’t one of hip-hop’s most popular stars, Gates’ name is usually in the news for the wrong reasons. From run-ins with fans to prison stints, Gates has become an infamous character in the rap world. Check out these five things you should know about the “2 Phones” rapper:

His Net Worth Is $1.5 Million

With platinum singles and a platinum album under his belt, Kevin Gates isn’t doing too bad when it comes to money. According to TopRichests.com, the “Really Really” rapper is worth $1.5 million.

He And His Wife Are Muslim

In 2016, Gates and his wife Dreka converted to Islam. According to Dreka, her and Gates had “unknowingly been Muslims” their entire lives. That same year, the two made the pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia — the most holy city of the Muslims.

He Is Black And Hispanic

In multiple songs, Gates has rapped about his hispanic heritage, revealing that he is half Puerto Rican and half black. In his song “The Truth,” Gates raps, “Father Moroccan, my mother Boricua / Daddy a Muslim, my mother a Christian.”

He Studied Psychology In Jail

According to Gates, he attended Baton Rouge Community College for a short time, but most of his higher education came in prison. The rapper told Rolling Stone that while in jail, he studied psychology and obtained a Master’s degree.

He Was Convicted Of Battery In 2016

During a 2015 concert, Gates was caught on camera kicking a female fan in the chest while he was performing on stage. According to the rapper, he was trying to defend himself as the fan continuously grabbed at him. The jury didn’t see it Kevin’s way, and the rapper was sentenced to 180 days in jail. Gates served five of the six months on his sentence before being released earlier this month. Following his release, he found himself in jail again for separate gun charges.