Grammy Award-winning artist Coolio was arrested today at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of crack cocaine possession. According to Reuters, the 45 year-old rapper, who is best known for his 1995 single, “Gangster’s Paradise” [click to read] was detained at an LAX terminal and taken into custody after he was found in possession of illegal drugs.
Reps from the LAPD had no more details about the incident and arrest. However, TMZ recently reported that Coolio was going through a Southwest Airlines security screening, when the screener found the narcotics in his possession. It is also reported that Coolio was on his way to Tulsa, Oklahoma to perform with co-headliners Tone Loc and Shock G of the Digital Underground at the Flytrap Music Hall.
The one-time member of WC & The M.A.A.D. Circle ran into trouble in June of last year after he was arrested for an outstanding misdemeanor warrant stemming from driving with a suspended license and expired registration [click to read]. While he was able to make bail after that particular incident, these latest charges could see Coolio facing serious jail time.
Coolio is now being held on $10,000 bail.