Rapper Kevin Gates revisited the five-year-old comments he made where he trashed the Black Lives Matter movement — and he doubled down on them in a new interview for DJ Akademiks’ podcast.
When DJ Akademiks reminded Gates that many Blacks hated him back then for going on a tirade about the BLM, Gates barked, “I don’t give a f— if they don’t like it.”
Gates, who was born Kevin Gilyard in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, just revved it up.
“They got mad when I said ‘I don’t support Black Lives Matter.’ ‘Cause who they matter to? We kill each other all day. We talk about each other all day. You know who talk about me the most on the internet? N—-. N—-. You know what’s worse than a n—-? Two of them,” the 32-year-old entrepreneur and musician said.
“Make you don’t want to be a n—-. […] It be n—-s, my own people, that look like me. Talk about me like a dog, kick me when I’m down,” he said.
Gates ended his anger-fueled soliloquy by summarizing his new philosophy about race relations: “I don’t look at color and see race no more. I see real and fake. That’s it,” he said.
Some music fans remember Gates’ 60-second Instagram rant in 2016 where he said it was senseless to decry police brutality and racist violence against Black people because of Black’ propensity to harm one another.
“We kill each other, but as soon as a White boy kills one of us, everybody go to hoopin’ and hollerin’ and all that old stupid-a– s— …That’s bulls—t. When you stand for something, you’ve got the stand for it all the way, not half way. I said it before, and I’ll say it again, and f— who don’t like that. You know what’s worse than a n—a? Another one.”
Gates also said that he agreed with the controversial stance taken by much-maligned actress and former Fox correspondent Stacey Dash.
“They were like, ‘Stacey Dash said that it shouldn’t be no BET. Everybody should be Americans.’ And I was like, ‘If she said that, then I feel like I agree with that because there’s only two types of people in life: real people and fake people.’ ”
Listen as Gates goes off about the Black Lives Matter movement below: