Kevin Gates on 'I'm Him' Album, Birdman Lessons & Holding Himself Accountable | Everyday Struggle

On the Thursday, June 11th, episode of #EverydayStruggle, Nadeska, Wayno and DJ Akademiks are joined by Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates. Gates discusses his upcoming album ‘I’m Him’ and the pressures he’s dealt with trying to create the project. Later in the show, he reveals why didn’t sign to the Cash Money Records and says he learned a lot from Birdman’s savvy business ways during his time with the music mogul. Gates also discusses his past issues, including his struggles with depression and spending time in prison, and how he's found peace with the help of his family and wife. Plus he talks about his friendship with YoungBoy Never Broke Again and discusses some of the criticism he's dealt with publicly before hugging it out with Akademiks.
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  • This nigga Kevin acting like somebody auntie

    HEAVY BANKHEAVY BANK2 saatler önce
  • Kevin the only one not a BOT!

    Drua GamingDrua Gaming6 saatler önce
  • all the rappers are gay and pump each others ass and bird man is the king of it

    joshua meixnerjoshua meixner8 saatler önce
  • I can listen to gates talk all day. He be speaking good shit mane

    LoVEa LIbraLoVEa LIbra17 saatler önce
  • I need to watch this interview again

    Nkanyiso MzobeNkanyiso MzobeGün önce
  • Interviewers have to start tellin kevin " hey when you comin in here, this is the list of questions that he has to answer " ( interview control ) if not he's going to control the room.

    a-mansworlda-mansworldGün önce
  • This nigga AkD a hater fr

    Leonard StanleyLeonard StanleyGün önce

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  • Gates is in tune with himself

    Jay VegaJay VegaGün önce
  • Tht intro Kevin Gates Is the 🐐🔥🔥😱😱😱

    Maurice SanfordMaurice Sanford2 gün önce
  • Kevin had that pink Peruvian !!!!!!!

    Amit SukhramAmit Sukhram2 gün önce
  • When brah said I had too grab the soap and whip the toilet down I felt dat 😂😂😂

    Deondre RogersDeondre Rogers2 gün önce
  • 53:44 You know you my Lil son boy😁😁😁

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  • This was great

    Javon WilliamsJavon Williams3 gün önce
  • This dude so damn high lmaooooo 😂

    Jay ThrillaJay Thrilla3 gün önce
  • 3:17+ yyyeessssss SPEAK

    Rachel NRachel N3 gün önce
  • AK said he servin' the kool-aid

    DaBoy BlueDaBoy Blue4 gün önce
  • Yo this shit fly by like it was a 7 min vid, shit was so fly and truth.....

    Cali LatinCali Latin5 gün önce
  • Is Kevin gates trolling with his extreme gentleman behavior. Gotta love him, but I can't tell like is he being serious. I have never seen him like this. The interview fye though

    Rap PhilosophyRap Philosophy5 gün önce
  • Idk know no one that fw gates like i do but.... Why gates on here acting like a bad bitch😂✊😭

    Miller AllstarMiller Allstar6 gün önce
  • Dis Kevin gates lit fr sumink diff

    warren marie jeannewarren marie jeanne6 gün önce
  • I totally feel him on when he talked about his daughter. My daughter is 3 now and feels like I just bought her home yesterday.😔

    Cant6e KissyCant6e Kissy6 gün önce
  • Kevin Gates was getting a little too excited talking about Kendrick Lamar.

    Cee Dubuyu 97Cee Dubuyu 976 gün önce
  • This bru real af

    Michael MidaxMichael Midax6 gün önce
  • Kevin Gates has some gay tendencies

    The HokageThe Hokage6 gün önce
  • 23:10 LOLOLOLOL KEVIN 😂😂

    Lazy MothaFakaLazy MothaFaka6 gün önce
  • AK DO slander ppl😭

    Spesh DericoSpesh Derico7 gün önce
  • I see kevin as someone who was mislead his while life by himself and he is now realizing alot of his faults while fight with himself over what parts of him are really him and which parts arnt really him. Mad respect for big man. He isnt perfect but he is aware and the worst thing you can be is ignorant and kevin defintly isnt that.

    Evan SchulteEvan Schulte7 gün önce
  • If you don’t know, then there’s no rules that makes a far away cousin gross except that people are just critical of every and anything they can... It is normal in ancient cultures to keep wealth in the family but “broke minded” people have nothing to protect so they frown or laugh randomly at anything with real thought out reasons.., sadly. 😎🤴🏿🤟🏾👍🏾✊🏿✌🏾💙❤️💙

    YahudahThe LionKingYahudahThe LionKing7 gün önce
  • This can’t be the same Kevin Gates that kick that poor girl in Face 😂😂

    Ty_ ThaFlyestTy_ ThaFlyest8 gün önce
  • This is a fire interview

    Evan EvanloweEvan Evanlowe8 gün önce
  • U kno u my lil son boi

    jojox1733jojox17338 gün önce
  • Gates the fakest Muslim I swear

    Challenge Your Brain With Brother QuronChallenge Your Brain With Brother Quron8 gün önce
  • Out of style akademicks jeans looks like espns steven a smith's Fat bastard child, & Kevin bates one minute a devoted muslim and next day he blonded up LGBT Leader .

    erick mosserick moss9 gün önce
  • This is a weird ass interview!!!! He must be trolling!

    SincereSeasonSincereSeason9 gün önce
  • That’s a bullet also SIR....SOMEBODY COME GET THIS NIGGA MAN🤦🏾‍♂️😂

    Craig BarnesCraig Barnes9 gün önce
  • No it didn’t I been Muslim 😂😂😂

    Craig BarnesCraig Barnes9 gün önce
  • This nigga🤦🏾‍♂️

    Craig BarnesCraig Barnes9 gün önce
  • Could careless about this show but I saw Gates so I clicked for once 😂💪

    Kris is Mia2Kris is Mia29 gün önce
  • Faith hope and understanding without and within

    Jericca YoungJericca Young9 gün önce
  • 🙏🏼🙏🏼😭😪👂🏽👤😇🔥🔥🕵🏼‍♂️👩🏽‍🏫👩🏽‍💻👩🏽‍🔧🤳🏽🕴🏼🎓👑🎩💍walk the same life and shoes as one to become one

    Jericca YoungJericca Young9 gün önce
  • Yesssss sirrrrrrr 🔥 ✔️

    ItsmeTravi JItsmeTravi J9 gün önce
  • His Birdman voice is on point😂

    Brey2Chill !Brey2Chill !9 gün önce
    • Facts

      Tywan BrownTywan Brown7 gün önce
  • So y’all anit see all them female movements dude was doing or y’all gone say I’m trippen

    Carlton LewisCarlton Lewis10 gün önce
  • Ouu god 😂😂

    johntell jacksonjohntell jackson10 gün önce
  • 😐

    terrance boothterrance booth10 gün önce
  • Bruh on god you can't say Kevin gate ain't on no gay shyt facial expressions body movement bruh bi af

    Block VilBlock Vil10 gün önce
    • Birdman probly hit. He even mentioned how it happened low key

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  • 20:20

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  • I really wish Complex would hire a stylist for them...they dress like they literally put their outfits on in the dark

    Reddd LoveCraftReddd LoveCraft10 gün önce
  • Mannnnnnnnnnnn I so love KEVIN GATES this guy is so intelligent his humbleness is so warming this young man is the truth for real 🥰🥰😍

    Ashley SmithAshley Smith10 gün önce
  • Gates explained the fasting to the teeth. It's been proven by Science. It's called cellular regeneration.

    King MelaninKing Melanin10 gün önce
  • 30:22 his expressions hahaha

    River City OutlawRiver City Outlaw10 gün önce
  • Gates music has gotten whack af.. get back to that hard shit.

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  • He clearly learn it from oversea rapping at The Islamic country ahha acting hella gay with that Gay ass energy lmao 🤣 niqqa did that Change Lane

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  • That prayer was dope,But no rapper prays better than DMX 😂😂

    Derron ReedDerron Reed11 gün önce
  • This fat nigga annoying asking all these questions 😂

    Kylove LoveKylove Love11 gün önce
  • Kevin Gates....the most interesting man in the world lol

    Joseph HardmonJoseph Hardmon11 gün önce
  • When is the album coming?😱

    Treselle YoungTreselle Young11 gün önce
    • Treselle Young The 30th hopefully

      Nathan PowellNathan Powell8 gün önce
  • Kevin could do a comedy set honestly hope people agree

    Colby RossColby Ross11 gün önce
  • 22:35 The "Jail House Shit Gun" I died bro😂😂😂

    Captain Free Team ShayzierCaptain Free Team Shayzier11 gün önce
  • Kevin Gates has no This man does not believe in political correctness at all.

    Progressive ViewerProgressive Viewer11 gün önce
  • Ameen

    NIWEEZ From the 973NIWEEZ From the 97311 gün önce
  • I don't know who's voice is more ANNOYING...Ak or Nedeska....UGH

    Kokaine_GodparentsKokaine_Godparents11 gün önce
  • I hate how they don’t let him talk

    Angel SalinasAngel Salinas11 gün önce
  • why kevin sound like he got a pound of sugar in his tank

    TheRealFloskiTheRealFloski12 gün önce
  • thing nigga ramble hella

    Aaron KyroAaron Kyro12 gün önce
  • You xan tell gates reads alot bruh knowledge is power yooo

    G ANGEL VG ANGEL V12 gün önce
  • Gates is a general!!!

    Annabella YbarraAnnabella Ybarra12 gün önce
  • My favorite interview by far You Heavy Gates

    jashaun taylorjashaun taylor12 gün önce
Kevin Gates on 'I'm Him' Album, Birdman Lessons & Holding Himself Accountable | Everyday Struggle