Kevin Gates Sentenced to 180 Days in Jail After Kicking Fan

Watch the disturbing footage below

By Annie Reuter

Kevin Gates was found guilty on Wednesday (Oct. 26) of battery, after kicking a fan at a concert in August 2015. The rapper has been sentenced to 180 days at Polk County Jail in Florida.

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During a hearing, the victim, Miranda Dixon, testified to tugging on Gates’ pants at his show in Lakeland, Florida. “I was trying to get his attention for my friend,” she said. After the second time she pulled on his pants, the rapper kicked her with force, she said.

“I kicked them, I wanted them off me,” Gates admitted at the hearing.

Th head of security at Rumors Nightclub, where the incident took place also testified. Joe Hailey said that while there were 20 security guards working at the concert, there was enough room on the stage for Gates to back up if he wished to not be touched during his performance.

A jury of six women convicted Gates after one day of testimony, Billboard reports. He was charged with battery.

Watch footage of the attack here:


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