Kevin Gates Sentenced To 6 Months in Jail For Kicking Fan in Club
Bad news for Kevin Gates. The rapper has been sentenced to 180 days in a Polk County jail after being found guilty of kicking a fan at a concert last year in Lakeland.
The incident happened last year at the Rumor’s Night Club when a woman accused Gates of kicking her in the chest. 19-year-old Miranda Dixon testified during the trial that she was simply trying to get his attention by grabbing his pants but the rapper kicked her violently the second time she did it during the event.
The jury was made up of six women, who convicted Gates after two hours of deliberation, which included re-watching the a cell phone video of Gates kicking the woman. In a previous hearing, Gates had admitted to kicking a fan during the show but used Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in attempt to have the charges dropped but the jury did not agree to it and convicted him of battery.