HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY (FOX 13) - 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.