Kevin Gates claims everything’s cool with fellow Louisiana rapper Boosie now, but he has a warning shot to anyone else thinking about doing him dirty.
The Baton Rouge MC sat down with Raquel Harper for a new episode of BET’s “Raq Rants,” and he insists rumors of a long-standing feud with Boosie are overblown. Boosie was tried and acquitted in the murder of one of Kevin’s rap affiliates.
Kevin now claims he doesn’t have problems with anyone, but also told Raq … he wouldn’t hesitate to “do a life sentence” if anyone tests him.
You gotta see how he says it. It’s pretty intense, especially because his toddler son was sitting right next to him at the time.
For what it’s worth, Boosie did seem to confirm they’d squashed all hate last year by recruiting Kevin to play his music festival.
Check out Kevin’s full interview on “Raq Rants,” Tuesday night at 11 PM on BET. On the West Coast, if you have Dish or DirecTV, it’s on at 8 PM.
Antonio Gates ain’t sure he wants to hang up his cleats after this season … ’cause the Chargers legend tells TMZ Sports he’s having way too much fun to quit football!!!
A.G.’s 38 years old and it’s clear he’s WAY past his prime … but when we got the tight end out in Bev Hills — he says he’s not ruling out playing another season in 2019.
“I’m having a lot of fun now. More fun than I had in my whole career to be honest with you.”
It’s interesting … considering Gates has just 28 catches and 2 touchdowns this season — but the Chargers are 11-4 and do still have a shot at the AFC’s No. 1 seed.
Sounds like all that winning has Gates — who nearly retired before THIS season — thinking about playing another year with Philip Rivers — even if he ain’t ballin’ like he used to.
“Right now, I’m just enjoying the moment, man. We in the postseason, we got a chance to the playoffs and win the championship. And, after that, I’ll just see how it goes.”
Stay tuned …
Antonio Gates disagrees with LeBron James saying NFL owners have a “slave mentality” … ’cause the TE says players know what they sign up for and make a great living doing it.
Of course, LeBron went off on the NFL on his HBO show, “The Shop,” last week, saying, “In the NFL they got a bunch of old white men owning teams and they got that slave mentality …”
“And, it’s a little like, ‘This is my team. You do what the f*** I tell y’all to do. Or, we get rid of y’all.'”
When we got Gates out in Bev Hills … he told us he ain’t buying what LBJ’s selling — saying NFL players know what they’re getting into when they ink their contracts.
“I don’t know all the owners — I know my owner. And, my relationship with my owner has been phenomenal. And, it’s sports. You know what I mean? You get paid to play.”
Gates added, “We all know what we sign up for.”
As for the differences between the NBA and the NFL … Antonio says he does hope one day his league can guarantee contracts like LeBron’s — but he still doesn’t see NFL owners having a “slave mentality” at all.
“A lot of us make a really good living, man, being able to support our families at the same time. So, it is what it is.”