Over the weekend, a video surfaced of Kevin Gates kicking a woman in the chest trying to get on stage at his show in Lakeland, Florida. The 18-year-old girl wound up in the hospital. On Tuesday, it was reported that the police started to investigate the matter and eventually charged him with simple battery.
Kevin Gates decided to take matters into his own hands, though, telling his side of the story on a new song, “The Truth.” He said that the girl tried to get on stage and grab at his privates multiple times and warned her not to do it again, especially because he says he brings his kids to every show. After the second or third time, he made sure she wouldn’t try again. Gates said of the victim, “you a queen and you wasn’t respecting yourself.” Was he trying to teach the girl a lesson? Who knows. He said he’s a dude who’s made mistake, though, and he’s not one to run away from them. “Fuck a public image.”
Listen to Gates’ iffy explanation above.