Despite describing himself as “peaceful,” the rapper had a conversation with Real 92.3 LA’s Bootleg Kev and DJ Hed that quickly took a turn for the worse.
“Look, I’m not trying to be short with y’all, but I really wasn’t prepare to do no interview,” Gates, 32, said four minutes into the sit-down. “I’m working right now, you know, ‘Luca Brasi 3,’ is all I can think about.”
The hosts tried their best to keep things going, but it was clear that the rapper, who was released in January after serving nine months of a 30-month felony weapons sentence, would rather be doing something else.
“Ay, no disrespect, how long we gotta do this?” he asked. “You got to think, I just come out of jail, I didn’t even get time to transition and I feel like I’m being interrogated. I do. But no disrespect to y’all, I’m trying to answer the questions as best I can without being disrespectful. It feels like I’m being interrogated like I’m talkin’ with an attorney.”
Shortly afterward, he warned DJ Hed not to touch him after the host lightly brushed him while talking.
But Kev and Hed did get Gates, after saying he doesn’t “f–k with” people who are fake, to impart some wisdom gained from his time behind bars.
“You knew me before I left, look at me now,” he said. “I’m a walking testament. I don’t keep personal inventory, it’s just about making better decisions.”