Kevin Gates is (finally) a free man.
TMZ reports that the 31-year-old rapper was released from an Illinois state prison on parole Wednesday morning after serving nine months of a 30-month sentence for felony gun possession.
According to an earlier report from the gossip site, Gates will be on mandatory supervision and is prohibited from possessing firearms.
Gates nearly tasted freedom last year after serving five months in a Florida jail for kicking a woman in the face at one of his shows, but an outstanding warrant for a weapons charge got him re-arrested as he was being processed out of the facility.
Since his release Wednesday, Gates has posted a mysterious, uncaptioned Instagram photo that says, "I'M HIM":