TMZ: Kevin Gates released from IL prison

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Kevin Gates is now a free man and the hip hop Twitter community is reacting.

Kevin Gilyard-who goes by the stage name Kevin Gates-had been serving time at the East Moline Correctional Center since April 2017. Under conditions of his release, he will be on mandatory supervision and won't be allowed to possess any firearms. More details about his parole will be coming so check back with Dancehallhiphop.com regularly. The controversial rapper was released from an IL prison this morning (Jan. 10) with no outstanding warrants to put him right back into the bing.

Last March, the rapper was arrested and sentenced to 30 months in IL.

He posted to Instagram for the first time since his released Wednesday morning - an all-black image that says "I'm him". In 2015, Gates was charged with battery for allegedly kicking a female fan at a concert in Lakeland, Florida.

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