Kevin Gates Under Investigation After He Shows off Money in Jail on Instagram

We have often seen Hip-Hop artists get in trouble for doing not so legal stuff and showing off on Instagram. It looks like Kevin Gates is the latest one who could potentially get into legal issues because of his latest post.


On Monday (July 8), Gates visited incarcerated rapper C-Murder at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel, Louisiana. Photos of his visit were uploaded to his and C-Murder’s account with Gates’ face covered with a stack of cash. C-Murder, born Corey Miller, is behind bars after he was convicted of second-degree murder in 2009 for a 2002 nightclub killing.

“I went up to the Prison today to visit #LeeLucus #CMurder #Mac #BigMarlo and #Cornbread everybody in these photos have been gone over 20 years,” Gates said in his post. Louisiana Department of Corrections spokesman Ken Pastorick has told The Advocate that an investigation into the pictures is underway as the rapper was holding more cash than what’s allowed inside the prison premises.

“As indicated in the photograph, it appears Mr. Gates had a large sum of cash, which is unacceptable, and a violation,” Pastorick told The Advocate. “It is against Elayn Hunt Correctional Center policy to bring case exceeding $300 into the prison, and any amount above that is considered contraband.” It’s not clear what kind of penalty Gates’ action would attract.