Kevin Gates Charged With Battery For Kicking Female Audience Member
Kevin Gates has been charged with simple battery after kicking a female audience member during a concert in Florida over the weekend. According to a police report (via Billboard), Gates “turned and deliberately kicked [18-year-old Miranda] Dixon in the stomach/chest area” after she touched the rapper’s pant leg during his show at Club Rumor on Friday night.
TMZ obtained video of the incident, which shows Gates throwing a kick out into the audience. The police report says that the kick came into contact with Dixon, which “caused her to lose consciousness for a brief period of time” and sent her to the hospital.
Dixon told ABC Action News in an interview that “it still hurts so much. That is why I try not to talk too much, or even walk around.”
TMZ points out that a similar incident occurred last March during a show in Michigan in which Gates had physical confrontations with two female fans, though no charges were pressed in that case.