Kevin Gates‘ assault incident last year, during which he was seen kicking a female fan during a show in Lakeland, Florida, has come back to haunt him.
According to reports, the rapper has been found guilty of battery in the 2015 incident and the judge sentenced him to 180 days in Polk County Jail on Wednesday. He was immediately taken into custody after the judge and jury agreed that the “Two Phones” rapper severely overreacted to the woman reaching for him from the front row.
The victim, 18-year-old Miranda Dixon, said during the trial, “I was trying to get his attention for my friend.” But Gates said he reacted that way merely out of self defense. Gates’ six-month sentence and one year probation was reportedly three times what prosecutors asked for from the judge.