Rapper Kevin Gates denied bail

20th Apr 17 | Entertainment News

Troubled rapper Kevin Gates will remain behind bars after he was denied bail in a felony weapons case.

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The hip-hop newcomer, real name Kevin Gilyard, was scheduled to walk free from jail on 24 March (17) after completing five months of a six-month sentence for kicking a female fan at a concert in 2015.

However, as the 31-year-old's release was being processed by authorities at Polk County Jail in Florida, they found an outstanding weapons-related warrant and he was placed back in his cell.

Gates was then released to travel to Illinois, where he turned himself in to police in Cook County on 29 March (17).

He was held in custody until a hearing at Bridgeview Courthouse on Wednesday (19Apr17), when the judge refused to grant the rapper bond.

It's not clear why his request was denied, but the ruling means he will have to stay at Kendall County Jail until further notice, reports TMZ.com.

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