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Coolio

Charged for Coke

and a Smack

3/10/2009 2:51 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0310_coolio_275-1Coolio has officially been charged with felony cocaine possession -- and two other misdemeanors -- after cops say they found drugs in his luggage at LAX last week.

Officials claim Coolio, real name Artis Leon Ivey, grabbed a screener's arm in an effort to stop the search -- and for that, officials also tacked on a misdemeanor battery charge.

The rapper also faces one misdemeanor count of possession of a smoking device.

Coolio, who's due back in court April 3rd, faces up to three years in state prison if he's convicted.

Coolio: Launch Photos

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1.

toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SNORTERS!!!

1968 days ago
2.

tete    

he doesn't look high at all. on a serious note, why on earth do you keep throwing any user into jail? this guy is not going to commit a crime to get drugs.either offer help for his addiction or let him do whatever he wants to his own body and soul. and legalise drugs, crime rates will be lower and jail overpopulation wouln't be an issue.have a very nice day.

1968 days ago
3.

Jake    

This isn't news....another black man going to jail

1968 days ago
4.

Brian Peppers    

How could he not be on drugs? Look at his freaking hair!

1968 days ago
5.

northern gypsy    


devil is in the details...lets hear all the facts tmz !!!
however...it turns out to be true...what was he thinking ???
ummm...reality check for A.L.I. (aka coolio)...get off the fu&k*ng drugs...

1968 days ago
6.

Michelle McCormack    

What was he thinking? If I was someone who thought like this, I'd say he wanted to get caught.

1968 days ago
7.

pollynoo    

Convict the thug and send him to prison...

1968 days ago
8.

Lord Xenu    

Look at the freakish wild-eyed look in his eyes - looks like his eyes are about ready to pop out of head and roll away. Thats what frying your brain on cocaine and heroin does to you. Take a good look kiddies. Gangsta's Paradise indeed --------- Weird Al's Amish Paradise was a way cooler video.

1968 days ago
9.

jrad247    

I missed that youtube viseo "Cooking Crack with Coolio".

SHOCKA ZOOOOLU !!

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1968 days ago
10.

SoCal Razzles    

Ya well...he LOOKS like he's on coke and smack.

1967 days ago
11.

SoCal Razzles    

3. This isn't news....another black man going to jail

Posted at 2:07PM on Mar 10th 2009 by Ava

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News flash Ava...it's not because he's black.

It's because he's done something ILLEGAL, and not to mention: stupid.

1967 days ago
12.

Gigi    

Watch, he will be on the next season of Celebrity Rehab!

1967 days ago
13.

ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP    

Oh man, that sucks...

Coolio is not Cool-At-All

Crack is Wack

I

1967 days ago
14.

whatthefrig    


That is where his kind belongs, in prison for the rest of his looser life.

1967 days ago
15.

UpstateNYer    

He deserves to get busted! What idiot still thinks they can get through an airport carrying drugs. Not to mention I wouldn't want to be stuck on a plane with someone who has a "bad trip" and freaks out! Then, he might pull out the gun he's probably carrying and shoot up the plane!! Of course, I'd be in economy - he'd be in first class - because I'm just a law-abiding working stiff!! Enjoy the clink!!

1967 days ago
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