What He Was In For:
Back in summer 2015, Gates was performing at Rumours nightclub in Lakeland Florida. All was going well until a fan decided to tug on his shorts, in an attempt to get his attention. Kevin responds by rock kicking her in the chest, hard.
She apparently passed out and had to go to the hospital. Gates cited self-defense, which you probably could have guessed wouldn’t work for a giant tattooed man with multiple previous felony convictions. Well, not when the victim is a tiny cute girl.
( Miranda Dixon- victim of the Kevin Gates “Sparta” kick)
Gates was sentenced to 180 days in Polk County jail.
But according to Gates in his song ” The Truth”, the fan he kicked was not so innocent. Here’s some bars from it.
Man in the mirror you way out of order
Go to jail who gonna look out for your daughter
All on the news ’bout what happened in Florida
Posted on Worldstar a iPhone recorded
She grabbed my dick overreacted, I’m sorry
Two or three times I had already warned her
Edit that part out, I don’t like to argue
My children go with me to every performance
Deal with it, Kevin stand up in they chest
This the same girl was pulling out her breast
Got her mother lying tryna get a check
Remember who you are, they envy your success
So apparently, this chick was thirsty AF and was trying to grab his junk ( he’s married with kids). He warned her to stop several times, but she didn’t listen and then got the boot. Unfortunately for Kevin, the video footage doesn’t show this part.
Anyway, Miranda’s mom then does what any opportunistic MILF does when a famous rapper kicks your teenage daughter in the tits.
She sues you.
According to her, when you’re “famous” you just have to “deal” with people touching you. Wow, so becoming famous completely strips you of having basic human rights? Good to know.
Side note: Miranda’s mom ( Kristy Irelan) is a waitress at Cracker Barrel, and probably doesn’t make a lot of money. It’s not surprising that she would jump to cash in on an opportunity like this.
Side note #2: She’s been to jail.
Anyway, things went from bad to worse when Gates was transferred to the East Moline Correctional Facility in IL.
Back in 2013, Gates was arrested in Chicago for possession of a firearm in relation to a dangerous controlled substance. A.K.A Gates was busted for selling drugs, and the pigs found a gun on him- which he shouldn’t have had to begin with due to his previous felony charges.
Gates never attended the court date ( we don’t know why) but his failure to show up led to an entirely separate charge.
Much like XXXTentacion, Gates blew up behind bars with his 2016 debut album “Islah” selling 112,000 copies in the first week and rocking radio stations with hits like “2 phones”. Currently, his wife remains in creative control of his projects and was responsible for releasing “By Any Means 2” while Gates was locked up.
But now, Gates is free and will be back in the spotlight. We hope he can stay out of trouble, and continue to drop amazing tracks on us like he’s done in the past.