Kevin Gates defends his controversial stance against Black Lives Matter.
Kevin Gates makes it clear that he does not support the Black Lives Matter movement in any shape or form, and to justify his position, he brings attention to the violence and lack of support that he has seen in his own community.
“I don’t support Black Lives Matter because who they matter to?” he explains. “We kill each other all day. We talk about each other all day. You know who talks about me the most on the internet? N*ggas. N*ggas. You know what’s worse than a n*gga? Two of ’em! Make you don’t want to be a n*gga.”
“Yeah, man. It don’t be nobody else talking about me. It be n*ggas — my own people that look like me,” Kevin Gates continues. “Talk about me like a dog. Kick me when I’m down. Can’t wait. ‘Look at Gates!’ Went to jail, they celebrated, clapped their hands, and was happy. I don’t look at color and see race no more. I see real and fake — that’s it.”
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Despite the polarizing nature of his statement, many fans have expressed understanding and support for Kevin Gates in The Neighborhood Talk‘s comment section. One user wrote, “I mean… I kind of see where he coming from…,” while another commented, “He just stated an unpopular opinion BLM really do start with us.”