New Orleans rapper Kevin Gates has never been at the top of the of celebrities who life their lives with some sort of moral compass and generally conduct themselves appropriately in public, but his latest round of drama certainly moves him down a few notches.
Last week, video footage surfaced of Kevin forcefully kicking a female fan in the chest for touching him while performing at Club Rumor in Lakeland, Florida on Friday night. Here’s the video clip of the incident, that has now gone viral, below.
The girl has since been revealed as 18-year-old Miranda Dixon, who says she was a fan of the rapper’s before the incident but tells ABC News that although she forgives him, she doesn’t think anyone should be a fan of his. She says she is still in pain from the blow to the chest and still in disbelief that this happened to her.
In the video, Miranda is seen reaching for Kevin and quickly grabbing his leg just before the kick, but he has since addressed the incident in a new song titled “The Truth,” where he claims that there is more to the story. Although Kevin admits to overreacting in the song, he insists that Miranda had grabbed his penis multiple times during the show and says he warned her to stop before kicking her. You can listen to the song in full, below.
In light of his disgraceful actions, Lakeland police have charged Kevin with simple battery.