Who is Kevin Gates’ wife Dreka Gates?
Dreka Gates was born in the United States of America, and is the wife of rapper, singer and entrepreneur Kevin Gates, who is best known for his recent debut album entitled “Isiah”, which went on to peak in the second spot on the US Billboard 200 chart.
The Net Worth of Dreka Gates?
Dreka and Kevin
The couple have been known to be in a relationship together since they were in high school. She grew up in a relatively well-off family, while her future husband had a problematic upbringing. They met during the time Kevin was starting to write and record songs, and when they started a relationship, she told him that she would support whatever career he wanted to pursue. She helped him a lot through early in his career, checking with agents and getting him a solo spot.
The two would go on to create the record label called Bread Winners Association (BWA), which started to earn them attention from the media, and in the social media. She started working as the booking manager of Gates, having decided to make something out of herself, seeing various personalities taking what’s been given to them and making successes of themselves. Dreka and Kevin have a somewhat unusual relationship together, as they maintain fitness and have an “open relationship” with other people.
— Dreka Gates (@DrekaGates) June 28, 2017
Unusual Preferences and Family Life
Gates doesn’t mind her husband’s other relationships, and apparently doesn’t mind the ‘other women’ as long as she is in on the action. Despite that, they mention that they love and accept each other for who they are. Despite their unusual preferences, Kevin has stated that being married to her has really changed him. Their relationship has non-judgmental, and only love and support. The two would go on to have two children together, before they decided to marry in 2015.
— Dreka Gates (@DrekaGates) September 9, 2016
Prison Problems and Tandem Projects
In 2015, Kevin was found guilty of a misdemeanor battery, after kicking a 19 year old audience member in the chest; the sentence was five months in Florida’s Polk County Jail. Just as he was about to be released, it was delayed due to an outstanding warrant found on a weapons charge back in Cooks County, Illinois. Despite the problems, Gates has maintained support for the release of her husband, and support was also given by numerous hip hop artists in the industry. Kevin was later convicted, and is serving a 30-month sentence in Illinois.
As a mom, we wear SO many hats!! This morning I'm the balloon lady, lol Blowing up balloons for Khaza's 3rd Birthday!! ?
Despite him being in jail, Dreka focused back on work and started putting together a new project for Gates’ fans. She started working on content that her husband recorded years back, but hasn’t had the time to release. The project was said to be done with Vice President of Artist Partner Group. Jeff Vaught, and would be called “By Any Means 2” which is a 14 track mixtape consisting of various themes of her husband’s life. They had to be creative when it comes to the visuals and creation of the video for his songs, as he was still locked up.
Work Today and Personal Life
In an interview, Dreka mentioned that her husband’s marriage proposal came in as a surprise as they were just out to buy jewelry from a store before he started proposing. While people have a mixed view of him, Dreka defends him by saying that he is very much a family man and as long as he has free time, he spends it with his family. While Kevin is in prison, his wife visits him frequently to get a ‘yes or no’ for the projects she is supervising.
The two are contemplating new projects, as Kevin doesn’t want to release some of his earlier music for it is no longer relevant to him today. Dreka awaits the return of her husband so that he is able to make new material and release that. She also mentions that the time in jail has helped him accept himself, and acceptance has been an issue with him for most of his life.
Dreka Gates on Social Media
Dreka is very active on social media, particularly on Twitter and Instagram which she updates on a regular basis. Her Instagram account shows some of her daily endeavors and family pictures. Her Twitter account just showcases some of her thoughts.
|Full Name||Kevin Gates|
|Profession||Rapper, Singer, Entrepreneur, Music artist, Bonner Springs, KS, United States, 2 Phones, Really Really, Time for That|
|Education||Baton Rouge Community College|
|Children||Islah Koren Gates, Khaza Kamil Gates, Bonner Springs, KS, United States, 2 Phones, Really Really, Time for That|
|Nominations||Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Album, iHeartRadio Music Award for Best New Hip-Hop Artist, Bonner Springs, KS, United States, 2 Phones, Really Really, Time for That|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia