"A little heartbroken, but I'm a fighter."
Ever since he rose to stardom, Kevin Gates has shown that he gives not one f**k. He’s known to be rude in interviews, clap back at fans on social media, and even get violent with fans who get too close. Over the past two years, Gates has gotten himself into some deep water and he’s been paying for it.
Following his 2015 arrest for kicking a fan, he’s been serving time in jail. Just when he thought all of his troubles were coming to an end, he got a big surprise. Family and fans were excited to hear that Gates would be getting released from jail a month early, but when authorities pinned outstanding warrants against the rapper, their hopes and dreams came tumbling down.
In August 2015, while performing at Club Rumors in Lakeland, Florida, Kevin Gates reportedly violently kicked a female fan in her chest. She allegedly tugged on his shorts while he was onstage. That annoyed him, and he Jet Li kicked her a**.
The Arrest and Charge
Those at the show took to Twitter to describe what happened. DJ Akademiks tweeted, “Kevin Gates kicks a 60 yard field goal when a Female fan touches his leg during a show. He don’t give 2 f*cks .”
Gates couldn’t deny the incident because a video of the kick circulated. After cops investigated, he was arrested and charged with simple battery. He allegedly kicked the wrong woman so, in addition to his arrest, the victim wants to sue.
Release Date Set
Gates claimed he acted in self-defense under Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law, but in October 2016, Gates was found guilty for misdemeanor battery and was sentenced to 180 days in jail. He was set to be released on March 24th, just five months after his sentence. But the rapper’s unfinished business stopped that from happening.