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Kevin Gates jump: American rapper’s iconic jump that inspired crazy memes

Kevin Gates jump: American rapper's iconic jump that's inspired crazy memes

September 30, 2021, is a memorable day not because of any cliched event like World Peace, but because American rapper, Kevin Gates, jumped in the air during a show, which was impressively captured. That jump is now called the Kevin Gates Jump and it went viral like wildfire. The photo even became one of the widely trending memes in 2021.

For meme users, the Kevin Gates jump is an inspiration to create content for their online platforms.

So what is the Kevin Gates jump all about? Find out in this piece.

What is Kevin Gates’ jump?

What is Kevin Gates' jump?

The Kevin Gates jump is a captured image of American rapper, Kevin James, jumping mid-air during a concert on September 30, 2021.  Kevin Gates, whose real name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard, is a singer, songwriter and entrepreneur who is currently signed to Bread Winners’ Association, in partnership with Atlantic Records.

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Gates has several mixtapes, including Stranger Than Fiction (2013), By Any Means (2014), and Luca Brasi 2 (2014), all of which peaked in the top 40 on the Billboard 200 chart. In January 2016, he released his debut studio album, Islah, which peaked at number two on the US Billboard 200 chart.

The rapper posted a photo of himself on stage mid-jump as he soared through the air. Gates wrote in the caption: “Oh Ye who Believe – Gifted – dive in the crowd no safety harness #HealingExperience #iamHim #KhazaTour.” He was performing in Kansas City when the photo was taken.

Gates, who is known to have a chubby figure, was noticeably fit in the photo. The photo elicited comments such as  “Kevin Gates got slim and been actin (sic) different ever since” and “There’s absolutely no Kevin Gates song that requires dis manoeuvre but to do it in Kansas City in a small venue is da craziest shit”.

The photo went viral on social media and became what is now known as the Kevin Gates Jump. According to Complex, the 35 years old rapper’s photo was taken six months after he was involved in a serious car crash. In March 2021, a woman driving a Prius ran a red light and smashed into Gates’ Lamborghini SUV. The impact spun Gate’s truck out of control before stopping nearly 100 feet from the initial impact. Thankfully, both Gates and the woman were unhurt in the accident.

Kevin Gates jump memes

Kevin Gates’ mid-air photo was turned into a meme which made it go even more viral. Fans have inserted Gates into various settings, including WWE matches, movie posters and movies.

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These are some of the most hilarious Kevin Gates jump memes:

Kevin Gates jump wrestling meme

Kevin Gates jump in!

Kevin Gates jump divers meme

Kevin Gates jump Lion King meme

Kevin Gates jump basketball meme

Kevin Gates jump performers meme

How to do the Kevin Gates Jump

It is really simple. All you have to do is jump, throw your legs behind you and touch your feet. Have someone take a photo of you mid-air as you take the jump. However, you have to be physically fit.

On a safer note, do some stretches to avoid landing in a hospital with muscle problems.

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