Rapper Kevin Gates Under Investigation After Kicking Woman At Nightclub
Rapper Kevin Gates is under investigation after, police say, he kicked a woman in the stomach during a performance at a Lakeland nightclub.
The incident happened while Gates, whose real name is Kevin Jerome Gilyard, was performing at Rumors Nightclub on East Memorial Boulevard.
According to police, a woman was standing in the front row near the stage “reached onto the stage and touched Gates’ pants leg, then withdrew her hand without touching his body.”
That’s when Gates, 29, kicked her in the midsection. It’s not clear if the woman was injured.
Gates was not arrested but the Lakeland Police Department is investigating the incident. Officials will work with the State Attorney’s Office to determine if Gates should face criminal charges in the incident which was captured on video.