(AllHipHop News) Incarcerated rapper Kevin Gates has had his parole eligibility date moved up by six months to early January.
The hip-hop star, real name Kevin Gilyard, was ordered to serve 30 months in prison for felony gun possession back in April, shortly after completing a six-month sentence in Florida for kicking a woman in the face at one of his shows.
Authorities discovered he had an outstanding weapons-related warrant out for his arrest as he was preparing to walk free, with the order dating back to a missed court appearance for a 2013 gun case in Illinois.
The "Time For That" MC subsequently pleaded guilty to the weapons charge and was locked up at East Moline Correctional Center in Illinois.
Over the summer, Gates was given a projected parole date of 22 June 2018, with a potential discharge date for a year later, in 2019.
However, officials at the Illinois Department of Corrections have since brought forward the dates, with the 31-year-old now able to apply for parole from January 10 for a projected release in January 2019.