Sad news. Rod “Shooter” Gates of Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta has lost his eldest son to a tragic car accident. The reality star took to Instagram earlier this week to express heartbreak over his child’s untimely death.
“So lost for words,” Rod told his Instagram fans. “The only thing that’s keeping me sane is I know the good Lord don’t make no mistakes.”
Gates told fans, “My son called me yesterday and said ‘A dad I seen you and my brothers at main event.’ I said, ‘Yea, come on out here with us.’ He said, ‘No[t] today, dad. We having a party at my spot.’ I said, ‘OK, son. Be safe. Hit me later.’ He said, ‘OK.’ I never got the chance to say, ‘I love you’ again.”
SO LOST FOR WORDS THE ONLY THING THATS KEEPING ME SANE IS I KNOW THE GOOD LORD DONT MAKE NO MISTAKES MY SON CALLED ME YESTERDAY AND SAID A DAD I SEEN YOU AND MY BROTHERS AT MAIN EVENT I SAID YEA COME ON OUT HERE WITH US. HE SAID NO TODAY DAD WE HAVING A PARTY AT MY SPOT. I SAID OK SON BE SAFE HIT ME LATER HE SAID OK I NEVER GOT THE CHANCE TO SAY I LOVE YOU AGAIN. IN OTHER WORDS TELL YOUR LOVE ONES YOU LOVED THEM EVERYDAY CAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN THE GOOD LORD IS GOING TO CALLED THEM HOME. I BEEN THROUGH ALOT IN MY LIFE BUT I THINK THIS IS THE HARDEST SHIT EVER. A PARENT IS NEVER SUPPOSED TO BURY HIS CHILD A CHILD SUPPOSED TO BURY HIS PARENTS. I HAVE TO BE STRONG FOR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTER I DONT KNOW HOW TO EXPLAIN THIS TO THEM SINCE YOU WAS THEY ROLE MODEL. THEY GO ON YOUR INSTAGRAM PAGE EVERYDAY AND CHECK ON THEY BROTHER AND THEY TELL ME EVERYTHING YOU DOING EACH AND EVERY DAY. BY THE WAY GRANDAD FINALLY GOT YOU BACK WITH HIM TELL MY FATHER I SAID WHATS UP DADDY GOTS TO BE STRONG FOR THE REST OF THE FAMILY I NEVER THOUGHT I WOULD BE SAYING THIS BUT FLY HIGH BABY BOY NO MATTER HOW BIG UOU GOT YOU STILL WAS DADDY BABY LOVE YOU INFINITY @rodhighdemand
Rod went on to tell fans to express their love for family and friends every time they have the chance to do so. “I been through a lot in my life, but I think this is the hardest sh*t ever,” he shared. “A parent is never supposed to bury his child.”
Media reports say that Rod “Shooter” Gates’ son died from injuries sustained in a horrific car accident. Stay tuned for more Rod Gates celebrity dad news.