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Video: Coolio Arrested At LAX For Possession Of A Stolen, Loaded Gun

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Rapper Coolio was arrested at LAX this afternoon after TSA officers found a loaded gun in a book bag.

TMZ reports that a Coolio's bodyguard initially claimed responsibility for the gun, but a "quick investigation" by authorities found other possessions belonging to Coolio inside the aforementioned bag. According to TMZ, Coolio had already boarded the plane after the gun was found, but they removed him for questioning.

Coolio allegedly confessed to owning the gun, and it was also determined that the gun was stolen. Airport police arrested both the rapper and his bodyguard for possession of a stolen loaded firearm.

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Born Artis Leon Ivey Jr. in Compton, Coolio has been in trouble with the law before. In 1998, he was arrested in Stuttgart, Germany for allegedly punching a boutique owner after she tried to stop him from stealing $940 worth of merchandise from her store. He was sentenced to six months' probation, and fined $17,000.

But before that, Coolio blessed America with "Gangsta's Paradise:"

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