Rapper Coolio Arrested at LAX for Carrying Loaded Gun

The 'Gangsta's Paradise' hitmaker is detained at Los Angeles international airport after a firearm was found in his carry-on bag.

AceShowbiz - Coolio was handcuffed at LAX. The "Gangsta's Paradise" hitmaker whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr. was detained by police at the Los Angeles international airport after a loaded firearm was found in his luggage during the screening.

"Further investigation revealed that the bag contained items belonging to one of the suspect's traveling companions who left the screening area and boarded an aircraft for departure," said airport police officer Alicia Hernandez.

The man is reportedly Coolio's bodyguard. He was arrested along with the 53-year-old rapper, but they both apparently have since been released. "As you can see, I'm a P.F. Chang's having a meal and having a few drinks," Coolio said in a video following his arrest. "I'm fine and I appreciate everyone's concerns."

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