When surfing the internet, there's always the risk of something slightly NSFW suddenly appearing on screen much to your surprise - or horror.
Of course, if you're looking for that kind of stuff you can always search for it, but you can also accidentally stumble across it without even wanting to.
This typically leads to a moment of squeamish-ness as we hurry off the content onto something of more pleasant views.
The video left many of his fans horrified, with thousands of them flocking to social media to express their shock over it.
Gates reposted an Instagram reel to his Instagram stories - an account with close to 11 million followers - of a woman giving birth naturally.
The video was from the account @indiebirth, with Gates adding the caption: "The Most Beautiful thing on earth is the gift of Life."
The video is from a natural home-birth, showing the mother - named Kendra - delivering her baby along with the guidance of her partner.
While the video showed the incredibly touching and intimate moment between the two parents as they welcomed their child into the world, many were left shocked by the graphic nature of the video, with some even speculating the woman giving birth was Gates' wife, Dreka Haynes.
However, the video is not Gates' child being born, as the original video was posted last month with the note: "In celebration of black maternal health week, Kendra is sharing her birth video and she offers this wisdom from this amazing birth experience."
But while it has scarred a lot of people online, the video does portray the miracle of childbirth and just how strong the unidentified mum is.
Despite that, social media sites such as Twitter have been flooded with horrified responses from fans that were just having a casual scroll through Instagram and happened to come across the video.
"DO NOT LOOK AT KEVIN GATES INSTAGRAM STORY. TRUST ME," one person wrote on Twitter.
A second added: "Can someone PLEASE tell Kevin Gates his IG story is public for everyone to see."
Meanwhile, a third added: "WHATEVER YALL DO DONT CHECK KEVIN GATES INSTAGRAM STORY."
And a fourth quipped: "WHATEVER YOU DO DONT LOOK AT KEVIN GATES STORY TODAY."
Others mentioned how curiosity got the better of them, with them instantly regretting clicking on the Instagram story.
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