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OH NO: Coolio Contradicts His Own Content

I will admit, I watched Coolio’s on Oxygen a couple of times. In several episodes, he was extremely concerned about losing his son “to the streets” and all of its ills. Now, Coolio himself is in deep sh… for possession of cocaine?

The man “Gangsta’s Paradise” could soon be land ing in Gangsta’s Hell — the big house.

Rapper Coolio was officially charged with cocaine possession and battery Tuesday in California after he was arrested last week at International Airport, the Los Police Department said.

The “Gangsta’s Paradise” artist, whose name is Artis Leon Ivey , was taken into LAPD custody Friday at LAX’s Terminal 1 after officials searched through his luggage and found cocaine. Coolio grabbed an officer’s arm in an attempt to prevent the search of his belongings, police said, which led to the battery charge.

Coolio, 45, is facing felony charge – possession of cocaine base – and two misdemeanor charges, for battery and for possession of a smoking device. If he’s convicted of the charges at his April 3 arraignment, Coolio could face up to 3 in state prison.

Coolio Burned by Possession, Battery Charges – KNBC-- .com.

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