Gates sentenced to six months in prison

American Rapper Kevin Gates sentenced to 6 months in jail

American rapper Kevin Gates is going to jail.

Gates was arrested after he kicked a female fan in the chest after she tugged at his shorts during a performance at a club in Lakeland, Florida in 2015.

The I Don’t Get Tired singer was slapped with 6 months in jail after being found guilty of battery.

According to Pitchfork news, Gates claimed that he kicked 18-year old Miranda Dixon in self-defence after she grabbed his legs multiple times.

The jury, made up of six women, didn’t buy it and found Gates guilty. The judge wasn’t on Gates’ side, either, and rejected the state’s request for 60 days in jail, with one year of probation and mandatory anger management classes, opting instead to triple the sentence.

The rapper will serve his time in Polk County Jail.

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