Kevin Gates pulls out of Voodoo due to ‘unforeseen incarceration’

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AUSTIN, TX - MARCH 18: Rapper Kevin Gates performs onstage during the PANDORA Discovery Den SXSW on March 18, 2016 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Rachel Murray/Getty Images for Pandora)

NEW ORLEANS (WGNO) – Rapper Kevin Gates has cancelled his scheduled performance at this weekend’s Voodoo Music Festival.

Gates, who was facing a misdemeanor battery charge stemming from an August 2015 incident where he kicked a woman in the chest during a performance in Florida, received a 180 day sentence yesterday, according to Billboard.

Gates attempted to use Florida’s “stand your ground” law as a defense, saying that he felt threatened by the woman, but the judge saw things differently, Billboard reported.

Voodoo announced the cancellation in a short Facebook post today stating that Gates had to pull out “due to an unforeseen incarceration.”