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Coolio Arrested For Possession of Crack

Grammy-winning rapper Coolio was arrested earlier today at Los Angeles airport for suspected possession of crack cocaine. According to reports, the 45-year-old rapper was busted after going through airport security. A screening revealed the drug on his person and he was then taken into custody.

Although no other details have been released, TMZ reports that Coolio, born Artis Levon Ivey Jr., was attempting to board a Southwest Airlines flight when he was apprehended. He is also believed to have gotten “physical” with the security screener.

Coolio reached the height of his fame in 1995 upon the release of the single ‘Gangsta’s Paradise.’ The song, which was featured in the film ‘Dangerous Minds,’ pushed the album of the same name to platinum-plus status.

The rapper recently found himself back in the spotlight via his reality show ‘Coolio’s Rules’ on the Oxygen network. Last year, he hosted an online cooking show called ‘Cooking with Coolio.’

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    GBP3,000 reward for information was offered, he was finally arrested Tuesday (09) afternoon – reportedly at the Miami Beach home of former Beyonce and 50 Cent producer Scott Storch. Storch himself had a warrant out on his name earlier this year over a child-support case and is said to be facing financial problems after the same water front mansion was placed in foreclosure.

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    In this police mug shot from the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, musician Kid Rock, or Robert J. Ritchie, poses for a mug shot October 21. 2007 in DeKalb County, Georgia. Kid Rock was arrested in the early morning of October 21 after a fight at a Waffle House restaurant in DeKalb County.

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    Kid Rock, Feb. 16, 2005. Offense: Punching a disc jockey at an adult entertainment club.

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    This photo released by the Lee County Florida Sheriff s Office shows country singer Mindy McCready who was charged with battery and resisting arrest early Saturday morning July 21 2007 in Fort Myers Fla. McCready 31 was arrested and charged with the two misdemeanors, according to booking information. McCready was released on $1000 bail and is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 14.

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    Country singer Mindy McCready smiles for the camera as she is charged with drink driving in Nashville, Tennessee in the early hours of Friday May 6.

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    Paris Hilton, June 3, 2007. Offense: Violating her probation in an alcohol-related reckless driving case,

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    Lindsay Lohan, July 24, 2007. Offense: DUI, cocaine possession and driving on a suspended license.

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    Oct. 5, 2007 booking photo released by the Ada County, Idaho, Sheriff’s Office shows hip-hop star Lil Wayne.The lawyer of hip-hop star Lil’ Wayne says his client never received a court summons, stemming from an arrest warrant on a felony fugitive charge from last year.

    Ada County Sheriffs Office, AP

    Snoop Dogg in his booking photograph after being charged with possession of a deadly weapon. The rapper handed himself in to sheriffs at Orange County Jail after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He was released on $150,000 bail after being charged with carrying a deadly weapon into John Wayne Airport. The star claimed the collapsible baton was a prop for a movie when he was held.

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    Kimora Lee Simmons, wife of hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons, is seen in this police mug shot July 26, 2004 in Saddle River, New Jersey. Simmons was arrested and charged with eluding an officer, possessing marijuana, careless driving and operating a vehicle while possessing drugs.

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