Troubled rapper Kevin Gates will remain behind bars after he was denied bail in a felony weapons case in Chicago.

The rapper was jailed in October 2016 after he kicked a 18-year-old woman in the chest for tugging on his shorts during a concert in Lakeland, Florida, in 2015.

Unfortunately, he kicked the wrong female. Miranda Dixon's mother hired an attorney after filing charges against Gates.

The hip-hop newcomer, real name Kevin Gilyard, was scheduled to be released from jail in Florida in March, but a last minute computer check turned up a warrant on weapons charges in Illinois.

The 31-year-old was placed back in his jail cell while Polk County (Fla) jail officials followed up on the warrant.

Gates was then released to travel to Illinois, where he turned himself in to Cook County officials with the understanding that he would be released from jail on March 29.

But instead, he was held in custody until a hearing at Bridgeview Courthouse on Wednesday, April 19, when the judge refused to grant the rapper bail.

The judge likely considered Gates' long criminal history in the decision.

The ruling means Gates will be housed in the Kendall County Jail until further notice, reports

Photos by | Rachel Murray/Getty Images

  • ShelbyMoore

    Bish as$!!! Enjoy telling them dudes not to touch you like you did that DJ chick and don't forget to set your chest up to get kicked in it like you did ole girl who touched your leg. FOH

  • Coy little wink

    Lawd he looks like an idiot with those sagging pants

  • Alexis Moore


  • Rayne

    Kendall county? He's in the burbs.?? thought he was in the cook county jail. I'd have a lil sympathy cause it's FILTHY in there.

  • Taylordanes

    Um whats wrong with these men..... Is the water flucked everywhere???

  • Elle

    That's exactly what his wanna be hard biracial looking azz get..

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    What the What?

  • Diva_woman

    I hate them glasses he has on in the first pic. My ex used to love those big bulky ugly glasses looking like a scammer. That used to piss me off so bad. Like we are at church why do you have on these clear prescription-less glasses ?

  • Canary Red™

    I can't stand him and I used to like him before he got "hot"...he debuted on Lyrica's song Feenin', but when I saw this dispicable bs I was disgusted with him and anyone who supports him. He is pimping his wife, Monica's "bff" and she think it's cute. I get so pissed ? thinking about what a bish he is for doing that to his fan - him and 50. Them the type of dudes who like men for real.

  • Taylordanes

    crazy huh

  • 88

    he looks like a butch lesbian.

  • Desiree Edwards


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  • Anunnaki

    maybe those concussions they be getting from playing

  • shun king

    He need to be locked up forever and tortured for the world to see ....for all the death and destruction his "music" has caused

  • ?Time2Shine?


  • Soda
  • Miany

    boflmao...looking like a scammer. I am with you, the glasses look dumb.

  • Taylordanes

    yeah lots of them have mental illness

  • Taylordanes


  • respeckmyedges

    You made spit out my drink "prescription less glasses"

  • Blue


  • Chicagowise

    Anyone who pays to see those baggy clothes wearing clowns, deserves to be kicked.

  • imright

    ?his shirt is correct..... L

  • Anunnaki

    can someone tell me what he sings or raps about?

  • You already know ?

    I was thinking the same thing ?What ever division he would have been in..?????

  • @yeuphonic

    1. Eating booty
    2. Being a gangster
    3. His diamonds really diamonds

  • Anunnaki

    goes to youtube, to see. I hope you joking, lol

  • Anunnaki

    goes to youtube, to see. I hope you joking, lol

  • thaye

    Te he he.... They are all non-alternative facts

  • Quitedeliteful


  • Quitedeliteful

    He gon learn today!!!!

  • Quitedeliteful

    At 31 you'd think he'd know better than all this dumb shyt.... Also, he looks too soft to be in the pokey. I don't think he's really about that pokey life....

  • Quitedeliteful

    Now this is crazy!!!

  • Dahl

    I wonder if the same will happen to 50 for t!t-punching the woman at his concert...

  • Soda

    I read that he pulled her on stage, whispered something in her ear, and got her to twerk. Apparently, all she needed was attention.

  • Wayup!

    31? ? Sandra stop!?

  • dumplings39


  • 19awesomegrl97


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  • Blak

    GOOD! Let this mumbling gang banger stay behind bars for life

  • Faux Gibbler

    The incident happened in 2015 then he wasn't jailed in October 2016?

  • nick c

    I bet you reach out and touch a cop like that you get kicked in the chest and arrested. Can't you pay off people to drop charges?

  • Rayne

    Ok ?

  • Renay Peters

    Shes pressing charges after all

  • Tammie Reed

    He older than I thought lol

  • Tammie Reed


  • Kimberly Vontrese

    The use of the word 'female' as a noun really grinds my gears. It's misogynistic and is most commonly used by Black men, especially while speaking ill of Black women, e.g., " Y'all females are bedwenches." or " Females these days always got sum na say" or " I can't stand y'all females." SMH.

  • Pure Hatred

    Would you prefer if we called u bitches like you deserve?

  • morenYAHdelsur

    Eh. I don't feel bad for him.

  • Missy

    & y is his belt almost at his knees??

  • Dahl

    A mess...

  • JamaicanBreddah

    looking like a stud

  • Shira Harding-James

    The sad thing is women will continue to purchase his music and see him in concert

  • abby500

    Honey chile he will be in COOK COUNTY Jail. Bridgeview is Cook County and county jail is rough.

  • abby500


  • Pure Hatred

    Truth hurts?

  • Canary Red™

    Ignorance hurts more!

  • Pure Hatred

    You would know

  • Canary Red™

    Lol, bless your heart I know it's passed ur bedtime.

  • Pure Hatred

    You got a problem with what I've said?

  • Canary Red™

    And if I did, what?
    You are nothing more than a cyber bully waiting to pounce.
    Your ignorant and your profile name and ignorant replies proves it!

  • Pure Hatred

    I'm stating my opinion, deal with it

  • Canary Red™

    Neva, that's ur problem not mine.
    Thank God I was just scrolling.


  • Pure Hatred

    Come here

  • Prettybrowneyes

    Good for his disrespectful vulgar a***. Something bout him chills my soul. Brrrrr

  • Imperfectly_perfect

    You mean to tell me, this mofo is kicking mofos in the chest & his concert tickets are $35.00?! WTF?!

  • Imperfectly_perfect


  • Imperfectly_perfect

    As long as u include ur mother in the category, sure!?

  • 2brefrank

    Geesh his tempa is super short. He doesn't deserve this kind of career. You need to be a people person bew!

  • 2brefrank

    I hollered and woke the kids loll

  • Malcom Flex

    Another bitter closet queen those punks really hate WOMEN. It's WOMEN not females.

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  • Jussjess25

    Good for him! This loser is a monster for what he did to that girl ?

  • che’lint

    He looks like he would kick and sucka punch someone.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    This ninja had a relationship with his own cousin for years. He ain't too bright upstairs

  • Kimberly

    A monster really she was the one pulling and tugging these fans and groupies think they can do anything Kevin has said numerous times on interviews he does not like anyone pulling on him he gives disclaimers at his concerts not to do it u can't do wat u want yo ppl and then cry victim at the end of the day he is still a human being not property

  • TeeTee

    Thank you, he is not a monster. Far from one.

  • Birdman24

    I really dont like him, but he has bagged a great wife. Dreka is amazing inside and out. I just can not understand what she sees in this idiot. I pray he isn't her downfall. Because it happens to a lot of good women.

  • SuperScooper1

    Yup...He probably thought he was 'bout it until his bail was denied and he's in general lock-up with a bunch of men with nothing to lose. AND the Trump era is the WORST POSSIBLE TIME to get locked up. Perhaps he'll learn something in there and stay out of trouble from now on.

  • SuperScooper1

    He was probably just smoking Gorilla like James Brown was that time.

  • Tynamight

    Kevin looks doughy is one of those pics. They must be feeding him good...

  • Tynamight

    What # cousin we talkin'? First, second, third...? The farther down the line you go the LESS creepy it gets.

  • YellowSauce

    STAYS creepy ... NO family members period

  • T Kenny

    i see the teady bears still locked in the toy chest

  • MzTee

    I know folks shouldn't judge people based on looks. But, old boy looks off. Then, add to his 'special off-brand look, his behavior, and some of the crap he's said in interviews, I wouldn't be surprised if I read about him committing a serious crime years down the line.

    If I were a betting person, I'd bet a large amount of gwap there will be some type of sensational deadly crime story involving this dude.

  • KIm

    Good for this POS

  • J’aime Sucer

    those tats look awful. yuck

  • Queen of EVERYTHING

    I don't like Kevin but I dislike slavery even more. New slaves. This shitt is sad.

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt
  • Luci Lu

    Kevin Gates is right where he should be. There was no need for him to kick that young lady that hard. Besides, Kevin should know that only rich thugs like Chris Brown, can routinely assault people, pay a fine and avoid jail time. But, one day, Chris' bullslhit will catch up with him, and he'll go straight to jail, just like O.J. Simpson.

  • KayCeiSoul

    Good. Keep his Auntie lookin' azz right there.
    He is a psychopath, and will continue to assault.

  • Crazy tee

    The man is crazy....he needs a full mental evaluation

  • Jussjess25

    Hes in the wrong business if he doesn't like to be touched". Sadly in that business for some reason weirdos want to touch so called celebrities", its just apart of the deal. The girl did not deserve to have her chest caved in for touching his sneaker. After having supportedhim by buying a ticket to his raggedy concert to listen to his devil music.

  • Libralovejustice

    He muslim

  • Coy little wink

    Only a problem if it's your 1st cousin as u can legally marry your 2nd cousin....

  • Shay AgainstallOdds Lowry

    He looks TRANS
    am I the only one that see this

  • Jdove585

    That's what he gets