Kevin Gates walked out of prison Wednesday morning, as scheduled, and no surprise warrants this time around … TMZ has learned.
Gates served 9 months of a 30-month sentence, and was released from an Illinois state prison on parole. As we first reported, he’ll be on mandatory supervision and can’t possess any firearms.
The rapper was also released from custody last year in Florida — after doing time for kicking a woman at one of his concerts — but was immediately re-arrested for an outstanding warrant in Illinois for a weapons charge.
Nominations To Kick Off With The Revealing Of General Field Nominees On “CBS This Morning” At 8:30 A.M. ET December 6th; Official Nominations List To Be Available Only At GRAMMY.com
The Recording Academy and Meghan Trainor, Best New Artist GRAMMY winner for 2015, will kick off the announcement of 59th GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Record Of The Year, Album Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Best New Artist) live on “CBS This Morning” on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 8:30 a.m. ET. Immediately following, at 8:45 a.m. ET, The Recording Academy will announce nominations across all 84 categories via GRAMMY.com.
Follow Recording Academy/GRAMMYs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, and use #GRAMMYs to join the nominations conversation as it unfolds Dec. 6.
The 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards will air live on the CBS Television Network on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
The singer, full name “Prince Rogers Nelson” had a medical emergency on April 15th that forced his private jet to make an emergency landing in Illinois. The hospital released him an hour later. He appeared at a concert the next day to assure his fans he was okay. He told the fans he was battling the flu. At the show, Prince prophetically told the crowd, “Wait a few days before you waste any prayers.”
The Carver County Sheriff Office states they are now investigating the circumstances of Prince’s death. At this time, there are no signs of foul play.
Prior to his most recent appearance however, Prince had cancelled two shows due to health concerns. Prince became an international superstar in 1982 after his breakthrough album “1999.”
He went on to churn out a ton of hits — and racking up 7 Grammys in the process. He also performed at the Super Bowl in 2007 … in one of the greatest live performances of all time. He also sold more than 100 million records during his career … and won the Academy Award for Best Original Song Score for Purple Rain in 1985.
Prince was married two times — the first time to his backup dancer Mayte Garcia. They split in 2000. He then married Manuela Testolini … but they split in 2006. He was inducted into the Rock n Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, and performed a legendary version of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” to close the ceremony.
Prince Returned to his former label Warner Bros Music after an 18 year battle over money he was owed from past projects including Purple Rain.
Prince has returned to Warner Bros. Records after 18 years with a deal that will see him regain ownership of his catalog. His classic Warner albums like “Dirty Mind,” “Controversy” and “1999” will continue to be licensed through Warner Bros as part of a new global agreement.
As part of the deal, Prince’s classic “Purple Rain” album will be re-released in a remastered deluxe version in time for the 30th anniversary of the album and movie. Other planned re-issue projects will follow and Prince will issue a new album too, although it is unclear if that title is a part of the deal.
“A brand-new studio album is on the way and both Warner Bros Records and Eye (sic) are quite pleased with the results of the negotiations and look forward to a fruitful working relationship,” Prince said in a statement
This legendary artist/singer will be greatly missed.
It’s official. We’re having twins! After many consecutive years of sell-out crowds, the festival is doubling down to accommodate more fans next October! Next year, The Austin City Limits Music Festival will showcase back-to-back offerings of the same great lineup of music, art, local food and activities to Zilker Park. Mark your calendars NOW for Weekend One happening October 4-6, 2013 and Weekend Two happening October 11-13, 2013!
Once again, our Official ACL Festival E-list gets first crack at the Early Bird Passes for both Weekend One and Weekend Two. On Monday, October 22 we will be sending an e-mail asking you to verify your e-mail address. Not on the E-list? You better sign up by the end of the week to be eligible!
Click the “Verify” Button in the e-mail before 11:59PM CT on Friday, October 26 and you will be eligible for the Early Bird on-sale. We will send you a unique passcode to your verified e-mail address on Monday, October 29 to use during the on-sale, which will take place on Tuesday, October 30.
You already know that ACL Fest will be bringing the music to Austin for two consecutive weekends next month, but did you also know that there are a handful of other exciting events and conferences taking place at the same time in our bustling city?
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