(AllHipHop News) Kevin Gates will now be serving 6 months in jail after being found guilty of battery in a Polk County courtroom.
The charges stem from an August 2015 incident in which the rapper viciously kicked a female fan at Rumor’s Nightclub in Lakeland in Florida.
According to WFLA, in a previous hearing the rapper used the Stand Your Ground defense after admitting to kicking the fan in response to her continually grabbing his pants leg while he was performing.
Hailey, Head of security at Rumor’s Nightclub, testified and stated that there were 20 security guards at the venue that night and that no special requests were made for additional security or barricades between the stage and the crowd.
Kristy Irelan, the victim’s mother has indicated that her daughter had to undergo a CT scan after the kicking incident.
“She told me that she was excited to see him and next thing she knows she was kicked in the chest and she was passed out,” Irelan stated in a previous interview.