Fresh off the heels of the release of Lucas Brasi 3, Kevin Gates sat down with Sway Calloway for a four-part interview. In the first part, which was released on Monday, talks about reconnecting with his family after serving time and more.
Gates began his 9 month sentence in Florida’s Polk County Jail and transferred to East Moline Correctional Center in Illinois for his felony gun charge. He was sentenced for 30-months before actually being released in January.
But in this interview, the rapper shared that although he was innocent, he plead guilty to avoid a harsher sentencing.
“I was innocent, but I plead guilty to that charge because you know, a lot of times you can beat the charge, but you can’t beat the ride,” he said around the 11-minute mark in the video above. “I probably would have sit another three-four years just fighting the charge.”
He gave further details on why he had a reduced sentence. “When they came with the 30 months, they sentenced me below the guideline. The guideline should have been 36 months. So the judge showed leniency because I had been detained in Florida in another jurisdiction… I ended up doing nine months on the 30 months. I earned good time, supplemental sentence cred.”
Gates called his time at East Moline Correctional Center “beautiful.”
“The different thing about Gangland—and when I say that Illinois—it was so beautiful because it was structured different. I never been around that type of structure. And it was beautiful,” he said.
Check out the first part of the Kevin Gates interview with Sway below:
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