Kevin Gates

Kevin Gates

Jimmy Fontaine

Early Wednesday morning (Jan. 10), embattled rapper Kevin Gates was released from an Illinois state prison, TMZ reports. 

Gates, who served nine months out of a 30-month sentence for a felony weapons charge, was reportedly let go on parole. Last year, after he was initially released from prison, Gates was re-arrested the same day for an outstanding weapons-related warrant.

Gates' first sentence stemmed from his 2015 battery charge after an alleged altercation with a female fan at a Florida concert. Under his parole, Gates will allegedly be under mandatory supervision and cannot possess any firearms during his time out of jail.

Billboard reached out to Gates' reps for comment.