American rapper Kevin Gates has walked free from prison this morning.
The 31-year-old hip hop star served a total of nine months out of his 30-month sentence.
He was released from the Illinois state prison on parole.
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— The Tea Spiller ? (@HipHopTea) January 10, 2018
TMZ have reported Gates will be placed on mandatory supervision and will not be allowed to possess any firearms.
He was released from custody in Florida last year, having served time for kicking a woman at a concert. However, he was immediately re-arrested for an outstanding weapons charge warrant in Illinois.
This is a developing story and more news is expected to follow.
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