AceShowbiz - Rapper Kevin Gates is ringing in 2020 as a father-to-be.
The "2 Phones" star took to Instagram on Sunday, December 29 with his wife Dreka to break the news to fans in a video message, in which he is featured bending down to plant a kiss on her growing baby belly.
"You got something in the slow cooker!" he quips in the footage, as a delighted Dreka giggles.
The post was captioned, "What's meant to be is meant to be."
The child will be the couple's third, a sibling for young son Khaza and daughter Islah.
Gates' baby news comes after spending the year working on repairing his relationship with Dreka, which suffered as the rapper served nine months of a 30-month sentence in Illinois for felony gun possession in 2017, shortly after also spending six months behind bars in Florida for kicking a woman in the face at one of his shows.
"My relationship was severed when I went to prison, because I severed the relationship. I had a fear of having any weakness or being vulnerable," he told Billboard prior to the release of his album, "I'm Him", in September.
"That's why I made the song Find You Again. I had to learn to love her again after so long because I pushed her away. This is a burden that none of us want."
"And it's beautiful, because you realise and you appreciate qualities about a person that you might've overlooked at one time. It was like going through the dating phase again," he continued. "It was like one of those movies, like 50 First Dates, but in a really romantic way. You gotta make this person fall in love with you again because they have no memory or recollection of who you were at that time. Because you're a different person every time you come home, you grow."