Kevin Gates makes his first public statement regarding an incident where he reportedly kicked a fan from onstage during a recent concert in Florida. The response comes in the form of a song entitled “The Truth,” which was posted on World Star Hip Hop.
“Man in the mirror, you way outta order / Go to jail, who gonna look out for your daughter? / All in the news ’bout what happened in Florida / Posted on WorldStar on iPhone recorders / She grabbed my dick over and acted, I’m sorry / Two or three times I had already warned her / Edit that part out, I don’t like to argue,” he raps in the opening bars of the song.
The chorus for the song calls out the girl for her behavior.
“You should have respect for yourself / You a queen and you wasn’t respecting yourself / Ever been disrespected, you know how it felt / You don’t have to like me, go love someone else,” Gates raps.
Gates was charged with simple battery.
Kevin Gates has been charged with simple battery, TMZ reports.
The rapper allegedly kicked a fan in the chest after she was tugging on his shorts during a concert in Florida last month.
The police investigated the incident and decided to charge the Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper.
The fan’s mother, Kristy Irelan, says she received a CT scan while at the hospital. Irelan also revealed that her daughter “passed out” following the kick.
“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…It pisses me off. I don’t care who you are- an NFL player, just a regular person or a rapper- you don’t come to anybody’s home town and kick anybody- she did not deserve that,” Ireland said, according to AllHipHop.com.
Amateur video of the encounter, which was uploaded to YouTube, shows someone touching Gates’ leg. He then kicks them with his right leg.
The Baton Rouge, Louisiana rapper has yet to respond directly to the incident, but did send the following message on Twitter shortly after his performance: “Kill me,when you see me – it’s dat simple”
It is currently unclear what the results of the teen’s CT scan were, and if the family plans on taking any legal action.