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)

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.


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.