Kevin Gates Really Likes Vampire Novels

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What movies do you watch?
I really like mobster movies. I like gangster films. I don’t go no favorites, but I just love mafia movies.

Why do you think that is?
I just love the inner workings of the mafia. Most of them be rats, though, but I still like it.

You think they’re fiction or non-fiction?
I don’t know. I wouldn’t know. I’ve never been involved in organized crime, to know the inner workings of it. I wouldn’t know if that spectrum of it is reality or not. But if it is, I wouldn’t want to be a part of it because most of them be rats.

In terms of music, are you into fiction or non-fiction?
Sometimes I like to be entertained, I like to hear a lie every now and then. I like being entertained. Some people be having platinum helicopters and things of that nature, know what I’m saying? I’m just saying, you know you might turn your helicopter sideways and edge the front of your yard with it. Who knows, you might turn it upside down and use it as a weed eater. I like to be entertained. But for the most part, I like listening to music that’s authentic. I like listening to music I can relate to, by individuals that live basically the same lives and have the same type of upbringing that I have.

Going back to books, why is Nicolas Sparks one of your favorite authors?
It’s simplistic, it’s believable, and I’m an individual who appreciates the simple things. He makes a lot of romance novels; he gives a lot of depictions of people truly being in love, and I’m in love with that. Other than that, I like Anne Rice. I like vampire novels, probably just ’cause of where I’m from. Like, Transylvania, Romania, is the vampire capital of the world, and New Orleans, LA, is the vampire capital of the United States.

What book kind of drew you in?
I liked The Notebook. That’s my favorite one. The book better than the movie. I’ve read that book 30 times.

Why do you like it so much?
It gives a true depiction of two people that are in love. I love being in love, you can’t purchase “in love.” You can love someone, you can be with somebody and love that person to death, but I’m talking about “in love.” That fire, like, I don’t want nobody talking to this person; I don’t want nobody looking at this person; I want to be with this person every chance I get; every moment I get, I’ma drive however far to see this person when I’m free. This person might not be looked at by the rest of the world as the person you should be with, and you might not be looked at as the person she should be with, but you all love each other. That’s beautiful, passion and excitement. Life is depressing when you’re not with that person. That’s why I love the book, cause I can relate.

Is James Redfield another person that you like?
He alright. I’m not saying nothing negative, but I’ve only read one thing. I read the Celestine Prophecy, and that was really a good book. It’ll change your life.

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