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Coolio charged with cocaine possession, battery

  In this July 20, 2008 file photo, rapper Coolio poses on the press line at the "NBC Universal 2008 Press Tour All-Star Party" in Beverly Hills, Cali...

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In this July 20, 2008 file photo, rapper Coolio poses on the press line at the "NBC Universal 2008 Press Tour All-Star Party" in Beverly Hills, Cali...

Prosecutors in Los Angeles say Coolio has been charged with cocaine possession.
The 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, was also charged Tuesday with battery stemming from his Friday arrest at Los Angeles International Airport.
Authorities say he grabbed a screener's arm to prevent a luggage search that turned up the drugs.
Ivey was charged with one felony count of possession, and one misdemeanor count each of battery and possession of paraphernalia. He was released on $10,000 bail and is scheduled for arraignment April 3.
The rapper gained fame for his 1995 single "Gangsta's Paradise."


Updated : 2021-06-15 02:47 GMT+08:00