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Friday, March 6, 2009

Coolio just say NO

Grammy-winning rapper Artis "Coolio" Ivey was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport Friday (March 6) morning for reportedly possessing crack cocaine.

The rapper-turned-actor was busted on his way through security.

The 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Artis Levon Ivey Jr, was taken into custody at an LAX terminal at mid-morning after he was found with the narcotics, a Los Angeles police spokeswoman said. (Reuters)

Following the incident, he was then booked by police.

We're told the rapper was going through a security screening to get to his Southwest Airlines flight when a screener found crack cocaine on his person. Sources close to the situation tell us Coolio got physical with the screener at some point during the incident. Coolio was booked by LAX police. (TMZ)

He was reportedly on his way to perform in Oklahoma.

The recording artist, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, Jr., reportedly was attempting to board a Southwest Airlines flight to Tulsa, Ok., where he was slated to perform with Tone Loc and Shock G of The Digital Underground when airport security allegedly discovered he had crack cocaine on his person.

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