Fans who have been paying attention to Kevin Gates post-prison may see a little something different about the Baton Rouge rapper. Namely, he's dropped about a solid third of his body weight. Gates has been hitting the gym and eating right and he shared what put him on that path in a recent interview with Men's Health.
Gates said the realization that he needed to get in shape came after a particularly embarrassing interaction with a friend's baby. He was holding the baby while shirtless and the infant attempted to latch on to his chest.
"What really did it for me, I had my shirt off and I was holdin' my patna's baby and his baby tried to suck on my breast," he said. "I was like, 'I am too fucking fat and I'm a fat slob, I need to lose weight. That was the most embarrassing shit. I mean, shit, even though I'm a big gorilla, I got feelings, too. Man, that shit hurt my fuckin' feelings. I said, 'I got lose weight."
Now that he's lost weight, Gates said he can't help but flex a bit. The rapper was never shy about whipping off his shirt before, but now it's a marvel if he ever puts his shirt on.
"I swear to God, look, when I first saw myself losing a bit of weight, my dream was to never wear a shirt any way," he said. "I didn't want to keep hiding because it was going to make me stop working. So I wanted to take my shirt off. I'm talkin' about I want a woman to just see me and just fall on the ground and just die."
Take a look at the interview up top.