Kevin Gates Pens Open Letter To Fans Of The Inspiration Of "What If" Visual
That's some hand writing.
East Moline, IL – Kevin Gates has released a source of visual inspiration for her latest single, "What If," which addresses his fans. At the end of the visual, a letter hand-written scrolls on the display.
The Walu directed music video that portrays a man in prison, who bears an uncanny resemblance to Gates, praying for his wife and children from the confines of a jail cell. The song echoes the words of Joan Osborne's 1995 hit "One Of Us" with a twist, asking what if God was "trying to make it out of the slums, as one of us."
The open letter to the fans was also transcribed and published at the Doors of' Instagram.
"A great person is measured by all the major testing that can suffer and remain true to who they are," it reads.
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The 31-year-old artist is currently serving a 30-month prison sentence in the state of Illinois. He was originally sentenced to six months in jail for battery in October 2016, after allegedly kicking a concertgoer in the chest to stop him during a show in Lakeland, Florida. However, on the day of its scheduled release (April 27), of Cook County, the Police issued a warrant for his arrest stemming from a gun case in 2013.
Before the Doors he found himself in jail, his first studio album, Islah, was released at the top of 2016, and hit #2 on the Billboard charts. Islah, finally, was certified platinum with two Hot 100 singles, "Really" and "2 Phones." His wife and his business partner, Dreka Doors, is iworking to the release of his next project.
According to the Department of Corrections, Gates is eligible for parole in June 2018.