Kevin Gates on Caring for His Kids & Dad Dying of AIDS

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Kevin Gates opens up about the multiple kids he takes care of as he reveals that he has a big heart and provides for children that aren’t biologically his. The XXL Freshman says that he sends money to the mothers to buy the kids what they need, but adds that he’ll never let a woman manipulate him with a child. He explains that the bond of having a child is a partnership where both people have to do their part to raise the kid.

When asked about having two children just weeks apart by different women, Kevin reveals that both women knew the situation and are cordial with one another. Kevin says one of the women was his best friend for a long time, and they hooked up one night and she got pregnant. The Louisiana native says he was in love and got the girl’s name tattooed on him, explaining that she believed in him more than he believed in himself.

Kevin also details how low self esteem from growing up in the projects led him to do reckless things, like having sex without protection. He adds that he’s thankful he never contracted an STD, especially since Louisiana ranks second in the U.S. for AIDS. When asked if he ever knew anyone who died from the disease, Gates reveals that his biological father passed away in February from the disease.

While on the topic of his father, the “Satellites” rapper says he initially thought his stepfather was his real dad, but later discovered he had been believing a lie until eighth grade. He admits there was no love between him and his biological father when they met, but says he is thankful to have a street father who has taught him a lot about life.

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