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.

Up Next:


Up Next

  • Bar plans to beef up security for concert by rapper Kevin Gates
  • Suspected ATV, driver sought in fatal hit-and-run
  • Two injured in Hillsborough County house fire
  • Lakeland boy, 8, offers prayer during police open house
  • Seminole Heights on high alert following 3 murders
  • Tampa leaders hosting community meeting after Seminole Heights murders
  • Morris Bridge Road reopens following fatal crash
  • Seminole Heights residents hold vigil for murder victims
  • Dedicated veteran parking spaces coming to Home Depot
  • Sheriff: Body of missing boy, 3, found in city water tank