Friends and Family
Kevin Gates: "[Interrupted by a phone call.] That’s my Uncle, calling me from jail. His name Lee Lucas, you heard me. He’s been in there for like 17 years now. This is an individual I looked up to as a child. Always wanted to be like him. So me and him talk a lot. I can say he’s one of my life coaches, one of my advisers. I got a lot of advisers, Birdman one of my advisers, Master P one of my advisers. Anyone who is older than me, that has been living longer than me, I obtain wise council. Certain individuals I respect, certain individuals I don’t. If you never did it, I really don’t want to talk to you about what you never did. I don’t even care to hear your opinion because you never did it.
"I have a background and a history in the streets; [Master P] stood with people that are related to street-oriented individuals. One of his people got at me, I accepted, we sat down, talked about some things. We did what we did. That ain’t nobody that I just sit around and talk about all day, because at the end of the day, he’s a man like I am. But he did it already, so I respect the fact that he did it. I asked him what mistakes would you tell me not to make. I try to learn from the individuals that went before me, I try to learn from other people's mistakes. That’s one thing that I try to do.
"I got some children. I’m real real close with them. I lay in the bed with them, hold them, love on them. It really doesn't make sense to say [how many kids I have]. Not in a bad way, but it’s not like the public will ever get to see my children, and if they do see them, they aren’t going to know they’re mine.
"Later on, maybe, I get to the point where I share it with the world. I hate to say it, but not too many people live the type of life I’ve lived. It’s kind of exciting, so I might just say something just out of saying it, this or that, and they’ll be like “Wowww!” taken aback by something that’s just normal to me. So to keep it from being that, some questions I just stay away from, because it really doesn’t make sense. If I name my children, no one will ever get to meet them, so why does it even matter? Me making a great song tonight, that will be what’s up, that’s all I try to do. Make a song that can make me forget about the last song. It’s like starting a new relationship every time, got to make the best of it."