Kevin Gates expreienced major backlash online after video surfaced of him kicking a fan at a show in Rumor’s Nite Club last year. He appeared in Polk County, Florida court on Wednesday October 26th where a judge sentenced the rapper to 180 days in Polk County jail, with credit for any time served, and fines and court costs.
Gates had previously admitted to kicking a fan during the show using Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law in attempt to have the charges dropped.
“I kicked them, I wanted them off me,” he said during the previous hearing.
Rumor’s Nightclub head of security Joe Hailey testified during the trial that Gates’ security team had not made any special requests for additional security or any barricade between the stage and the crowd for the concert. He said there were about 20 security guards working that night and that there was room for Gates to back up on stage if he did not want to be touched.