Gates, who noted he can speak multiple languages near the top of the interview, was asked to spell a number of words taken from his own lyrics. The segment kicked off with the word "clientele," which appears in a line from Gates' 2015 hit "2 Phones."
See the new edition of the recurring Newer York Spelling Bee segment up top. Previous Spelling Bee competitors include ASAP Rocky, Doja Cat, Denzel Curry, and more.
Last month, Gates shared the official video for his Invincible Beats-produced I'm Him track "By My Lonely." The album was released via Atlantic and Bread Winners' Association back in September, supported by the singles "Facts" and "Push It."
In a Billboard chat preceding the album's release, Gates reflected on the meaning behind the title and said he's "proud" of the progress he's made in his life.
"I'm watching Kevin Gates grow," he said in August. "He's growing. I'm proud of it. He's starting to not make excuses. He's starting to hold himself accountable. I'm proud of him. It took a little longer than it took for most people. Women mature faster than men, but I'm proud of him."