Louisiana rapper Kevin Gates has come forward to share his personal feelings on former NBA superstar Kobe Bryant‘s retirement.

Gates ripped the Black Mamba on Instagram last night (April 14) for singling out former teammate Shaquille O’Neal over a cheating scandal.


Check out what else Kevin Gates has kept busy with as of late on the next page…

This week, Kevin filed documents to have a physical altercation case against him dropped.

Gates says Miranda Dixon tried to grab him twice during the show last August in Lakeland, FL — and since he gave her a verbal warning after her first failed attempt … he had every right to fight back. In the docs, he says Dixon managed to grab his shorts the second time, and he thought she was trying to pull him offstage … so he used necessary force to defend himself and prevent further harm. (TMZ)

Back in September, Gates spoke out on attacking the teenager female fan.

“I’m not saying he was right in retaliating the way he did but at the same time, how many times can you keep asking someone to stop touching you before you defend yourself,” said Ryan Sayers. “I feel like she was disrespecting him because he asked her multiple times to stop and she didn’t.” said Danielle Vitale. (ABC Action News)

Gates addressed his headline-generating situation on a song called “#TheTruth” days prior.

“Man in the mirror, you way outta order/Go to jail, who gonna look out for your daughter?/All in the news ’bout what happened in Florida/Posted on WorldStar on iPhone recorders/She grabbed my d*ck over and acted, I’m sorry/Two or three times I had already warned her/Edit that part out, I don’t like to argue,” he raps in the opening bars of the song.” (“The Truth”)