After six months of fans saying “free Kevin Gates,” the Louisiana rapper is finally about to get out.
Gates is due to be released from Florida's Polk County Jail on March 24th after being sentenced to 180 days. Last October, the 31-year-old Baton Rouge native was convicted of battery when a video surfaced of him kicking a then 18-year-old female fan during a concert at Rumors Nightclub in Lakeland, Florida back in 2015.
The Islah rapper attempted to use Florida’s “Stand Your Ground Law” in his defense, claiming the fan kept aggressively grabbing his leg. Unfortunately for Gates, the jury didn’t see it that way. (XXL)