Kevin Gates Charged With Battery After Kicking Fan In The Chest
Last week, footage of Kevin Gates kicking a female fan in the chest after she grabbed his pants leg during a performance at a Lakeland, Fla club surfaced online, with many believing the Baton Rouge emcee overreacted and acted distastefully.
Since the incident, the woman has been identified as 18-year-old Miranda Dixon. While speaking with ABC News, Dixon–who says she’s in pain, and tries not to speak or walk around much–is still in shock.
“I just cannot still believe this happened to me,” she said.
The video, which has gone viral, forced Gates, real name Kevin Jerome Gilyard, to release a song addressing the encounter titled “The Truth” In the song, Gates alleges Dixon grabbed his penis several times before he reacted.
In lieu of Gates actions, Lakeland police have charged him with battery.
Listen to “The Truth” below