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Rapper Kevin Gates charged with battery after allegedly kicking female fan

The incident is reported to have occurred at a show in Florida last Friday (August 28)

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US rapper Kevin Gates has been charged after allegedly kicking a female fan on purpose.

Billboard reports that Gates, 29, is accused of "deliberately" kicking an 18-year-old woman during a concert in Florida last week.

According to the Lakeland Police Department, "turned and deliberately kicked [Miranda] Dixon in the stomach/chest area" at a show on Friday (August 28). The incident "caused [Dixon] to lose consciousness for a brief period of time".

In response, Gates (real name Kevin Jerome Gilyard) claims that he was reacting to Dixon touching his trouser leg.

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Kevin Gates made headlines earlier this year after he revealed – and later defended – that he was having sex with his cousin. In February, the rapper also claimed that he broke up with a woman because she refused to give his dog fellatio.

Gates' latest mixtape 'Luca Brasi 2' was released in December 2014.
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