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Coolio Arrested

Locked Up at Same Jail as Son

3/9/2012 11:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Coolio Mug Shot after being arrested in Las Vegas
Like father, like son ...

TMZ has learned rapper Coolio was arrested in Las Vegas today ... and is currently behind bars at the same jail as his kid.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... Coolio was a passenger in a Nissan Versa which was pulled over for a routine traffic violation early Friday morning.

We're told the cops ran Coolio's name in the system and noticed he had 2 active bench warrants out for his arrest stemming from multiple traffic violations.

Coolio was arrested and hauled to Clark County Detention Center -- the same place where his son Grtis is rotting away for allegedly robbing some dude at gunpoint a few months ago.

Coolio's bail has been set at $5,850. A court date has not yet been set.

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4:32 PM PT: Coolio has since posted bail and been released.

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1.

Cricket    

Of course. Why is this not surprising.

935 days ago
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Mis    

This is effin Epic. Thank you TMZ.

935 days ago
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karlew    

The family that is jailed together, stays together.

935 days ago
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kronenburg    

Best. Mugshot. Ever. LOL!

935 days ago
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sparced    

this is the most hilarious TMZ article i've read in a while....

935 days ago
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Duchess    

Rotting away in jail. Who do you get to write this bull crap?

http://www.duchessofhackney.com/2012/03/08/austins-doyenne-of-weirdness-leslie-cochran-dies/

935 days ago
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Kevin    

The same man who brought us "See You When You get There" smh

935 days ago
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Kathryn    

Bahaha. Hilarious. I guess trash doesn't apply to only "whitey" anymore, eh? He's a nasty-looking thing. Maybe they can dine together in the mess hall. lol

935 days ago
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skrewdge    

really should do something about that hairdo

935 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

>> Technically, Coolie doesn't have bail of $5,850. That no doubt is what he owes on his traffic violations. WHy doesn't he just pay? I guess he just doesn't have the cash. Some "star".
>> As far as his son Grits "rotting away" in jail? The idiot allegedly robbed someone at gunpoint. He's not rotting away in jail, he's in jail because he's an armed thug.
>> What is wrong with you TMZ people? Call it like it is. Coolio is a moron who doesn't pay his traffic violations. And his son is a criminal. BTW, I'd be a criminal too if I was named Grits by my father.

935 days ago
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dman    

Coolio in jail! Hahahah! About time. He'll be churning lots of butter in that Gansta Paradise!

935 days ago
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JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Is there a black guy in entertainment that HASN'T been arrested? That would be a one page website.

935 days ago
13.

MC    

The apple doesn't fall from the tree.

935 days ago
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Lucky_130    

And here I thought Coolio was dead, good to see he is alive and keeping it real!

935 days ago
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RaffyBStatenIsland    

I've heard of rappers "coming back hard," but this is ridiculous.

935 days ago
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