Kevin Gates thought he was a free man for about five minutes before being forced to go back behind bars.
The rapper just nearly completed a six-month stint in jail in Florida for kicking a woman during a show back in 2015. But as Gates prepared to enter the land of the free, officials found an outstanding out-of-state warrant.
The Polk Sheriff’s Office records online shows the second charge as a weapon offense in Illinois. Now, according to TMZ, the rapper might be forced to spend more time in the pen.
A judge, however, is the only one who can determine that. Gates, whose legal name is Kevin Gilyard, is set to appear in court on Friday afternoon.
In September 2015, the rapper was charged with simple battery after kicking fan, Miranda Dixon, in the “stomach/chest area” during his show at Rumors Nightclub in Lakeland, Florida.
Almost a full year later, in October 2016, Kevin was sentenced to 180 days in Polk County Jail with a one year probation. Gates was immediately taken to jail following the verdict, something his wife at the time was not happy about.
“The prosecutors wanted to give him 60 days with anger management and community service but yet the judge decided to give him 180 days,” Dreka Gates wrote on Instagram. “Are you f*cking 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.”