Gates sat down with Men’s Health for a new interview published on Wednesday (Oct. 16) and opened up about his recent journey to being fit. While answering a fan’s question about how he lost all the weight, he revealed that it was an awkward encounter with a friend’s baby that really set it off.
“One word—commitment,” Gates began. “But what really did it for me, I had my shirt off and I was holding my partner’s baby and his baby tried to suck my breast. I just was like, ‘I am too fucking fat and I’m a fat slob, I need to lose weight.’ That was the most embarrassing shit. I mean, shit, even though I’m a big gorilla, I still got feelings too! Man, that shit hurt my fucking feelings. I said, ‘I gotta lose some weight!'”
In recent news, Gates, who just dropped his I’m Him album last month, has been banned from all Louisiana prisons. While visiting rapper C-Murder at Louisiana’s Elayn Hunt Correctional Center back in July, Gates shared a photo from the facility that showed him flashing a ton of hundred dollar bills. Because visitors aren’t allowed to bring more than $300 into the prison, the New Orleans Department of Public Safety and Corrections launched an investigation and ultimately decided to ban the rapper from entering all state corrections institutions across the state.
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