Bar plans to beef up security for concert by rapper Kevin Gates

- Security will be dramatically increased at Whiskey North in Tampa for Sunday night's concert by rapper Kevin Gates.

It's just the latest fallout after Gates was caught on video kicking a female fan during a concert last Friday in Lakeland.

Whiskey North will have more than thirty in-house security guards, and more than a dozen armed guards working during Sunday's concert.

The bar will also have an EMT, a female guard and bike patrols working Sunday.

Gates has been been charged with a  crime, lost a number of fans, and even had his music pulled from a Tampa

Hip Hop station after the kicking incident.

Now the owners of Whiskey North are saying they'd rather not host the concert, but a Facebook post says they're contractually obligated.

A recent Facebook post by the owners of the bar spells out their frustration with the rapper.

The post indicates the contract was signed long before the Lakeland incident.

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