While recently speaking to XXL, rapper Kevin Gates spoke on a topic that not a lot of rappers are willing to discuss – Love. Gates detailed his love for Author Nicholas Sparks and why The Notebook is his favorite read.
“I liked [Nicholas Sparks’] The Notebook,” Gates says in an interview with XXL. “That’s my favorite one. The book better than the movie. I’ve read that book 30 times.”
“It gives a true depiction of two people that are in love,” he says. “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.”