In a Los Angeles court on Friday, April 3, rapper Coolio pleaded not guilty to charges he received after an incident that took place inside Los Angeles’ LAX Airport last month.
The charges Coolio pleaded not guilty to include cocaine possession and battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 45-year-old rapper and reality TV star is currently out on $10,000 bail and is expected back in court on April 20.
On March 10, Coolio was arrested at LAX after crack cocaine and a crack pipe was found inside his luggage. Before being arrested he was on his way to Australia for shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.
In the mid-'90s, Coolio, a member of WC's Maad Circle, soared to fame when his single “Gangsta’s Paradise” was featured on the Dangerous Minds Soundtrack, earning the Los Angeles rapper numerous awards and making him a flagship artist for Tommy Boy Records. Coolio went on to release several albums including My Soul, El Cool Magnifico, and The Return Of The Gangsta.