The rapper was going through a security screening to get to his Southwest Airlines flight when a screener found crack cocaine on his person. Coolio — real name Artis Leon Ivey, Jr — got physical with the screener at some point during the incident.
The LAX Police Department released this statement on the incident: “At approximately 10:38 a.m., rap star ‘Coolio,’ real name Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., 45, was taken into custody for possession of illegal substance in Terminal 1. He is en route to the Pacific Division station for booking.” $10,000 bail.
Coolio was in the news several weeks ago, when he was robbed of his shoes and some jewels by members of the crowd after stage diving during his performance at Staffordshire University in England, according to the British tabloid the Daily Star.
UPDATE — It looks like Coolio was headed to Tulsa, Okla. to play a gig tonight at the Flytrap Music Hall. His co-headliners: Tone Loc and Shock G of The Digital Underground. Holy 90s!!!
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