Kevin Gates is set to be released from Polk County Jail on March 24 after being sentenced 180 days.
Last October, a jury of six women found Gates guilty of battery after a video of him showed Gates kicking a female fan during a concert at Rumors Nightclub in Lakeland, Florida in 2015.
Gates tried to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” for his defense with no success. Gates claimed that the fan, Miranda Dixon, kept aggressively grabbing his leg.
His wife, Dreka Gates, defended the actions of her husband in an Instagram post.
Check it out below.
You mean to tell me that @iamkevingates kicked the girl in the red jumpsuit and knocked the breathe out her? Because that’s what she’s been claiming and testified today in court. If anything her friend choked the fuck out of her. She claims she fainted, but yet she and her friend stayed at the club at the front of the stage even after this incident. She also acquired a civil attorney early on…what does that tell you? She also touched him FIRST (more than once) without his consent but yet he was the one sentenced to jail today for the same crime. She and her friend also had very conflicting stories and were tripped up in many lies today in the courtroom. It was comical and sad at the same time to see how desperate people are for fame and money. Not to mention the prosecutors wanted to give him 60 days with anger management and community service but yet the judge decided to give him 180 days?!? Are you fucking kidding me. Inshallah justice will be served. #unjust #fuckery #polkcounty #smfh by the way, thanks for taking my husband away from our kids (sarcasm) #itsnotoverjustyet
According to sources, Dixon passed out due to the kick and was taken to the hospital. She was given a CT scan at the hospital.
Gates was given 180 days by Judge Sharon Franklin, who condemned him for his actions.
“While a simple act of touching or pushing someone without his or her consent may amount to simple battery, the Court finds that such a minor act does not necessarily rise to such a level as to justify the use of force in return,” Judge Franklin wrote in the five-page order.