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Coolio Arrested At LA Airport After Officers Find 'Loaded Gun' In Bag

Rapper Coolio has been arrested alongside his bodyguard after officers allegedly discovered a loaded gun in his bag at Los Angeles International Airport.

The 53-year-old was taken into custody at LAPD Pacific Division Jail on Saturday, according to Us Weekly.

An LAPD public information officer said,

On September 17, 2016, at approximately 10:50 am, Los Angeles Airport Police responded to Terminal 3 for a report of a prohibited item at TSA screening. Upon arrival, airport police immediately took possession of a carry-on bag in the X-ray screening belt and detained a 39-year-old black male who claimed possession of the bag.

Airport security first detained the 39-year-old man. They searched the bag and discovered the weapon.

The man claimed the bag belonged to him.

But after an investigation, authorities believed the contents of the bag belonged to another man — Coolio (real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr).

By this time he had already passed through security and boarded a plane.

The "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper was hauled off the aircraft and arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm by a felon.

Citations: Coolio Arrested for Possession of Stolen Loaded Firearm at Los Angeles International Airport (US Weekly)