A Louisiana rapper whose 2016 studio album reached No. 2 on the Billboard Top 200 was sentenced to 30 months in prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a gun charge from a Chicago arrest.
Kevin Jerome Gilyard, 31, known by his stage name Kevin Gates, pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm in connection with a 2013 arrest, according to court records.
Gilyard was arrested around 8:10 p.m. Oct. 29, 2013, in the 7200 block of South Stony Island Avenue, according to police records.
Arrest warrants were issued for Gilyard at least twice in the case, once in 2013 when he failed to show up in court, and again in December 2016, according to court records.
In handing down the sentence, Bridgeview Branch Court Judge Neil Linehan gave Gilyard credit for 34 days already spent in jail in the case, according to court records.
However, Lil Scrappy has something to say about Kenin’s jail sentence….
Do you think his sentence was fair enough?