Rapper Kevin Gates has revealed that he turned to music after being molested as a child.
"I'mma say something, I never said this in no interview, no podcast or anything like that. I grew up real, real violent. Real aggressive. Not because I wanted to be, 'cause I was molested when I was a child," he told Mike Tyson.
"I had this fear of being vulnerable so I took every kind of martial art you can take and I even boxed, I did everything," he continued. "I wanted to be the toughest person on earth, but writing and making music was always an escape for me. Like, I never had the nuts to come out and say that. This my first time saying this today."
The rapper talked about his reputation.
"That's my story. But it was really everything that I did, even when people say like, 'Kevin Gates, he's this killer,' I'm not. I'm not. But, at the end of the day, I started, we started killing and things of that nature because we had a fear of being vulnerable."