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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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16.

Jim    

Maybe the taxpayers can get a 2 for 1 deal on their jail time? And I hope it's a loooooong time, so we don't have to hear about EITHER of them for YEARS. T R A S H, just like their "music".

958 days ago
17.

Sonja    

Oh for God's sake people they were traffic tickets he didn't pay.. they were bench warrants.. how some of you can leap to meth and crack is beyond me. He just appeared on Celebrity Chef Cook-Off for charity and came in second.

958 days ago
18.

Ishcabibble    

Hold the phone...this is my ignorance kicking in, why, if he was a passenger, did they run his name?
People beware-- Las Vegas is notorious for throwing people in detention/jail just so they can collect on the bail.
A ticket is not enough- nope. There was an article sometime back on a 61 year old woman that jaywalked and the cop hauled her to jail. She had no warrants, nada. BUT they did put a 1,000 bail on her on top of the ticket.
Your best bet- stay the heck away from Vegas, it is a town, ironically enough, that is desperate for money and the city will do whatever it can to get it's grubby little hands on it.

958 days ago
19.

Unbelievable    

Nice hairstyle for a Mug Shot.

958 days ago
20.

SYLVI212    

What is that s**t on his head? Does he have worms coming out of his head?

958 days ago
21.

Tigers Wood    

His son was just trying to get some cash to pay his Papa's traffic tickets.

958 days ago
22.

Debs626    

WTF is up with that head?? A grown man with hair that looks like two cats had a fight in that head...silly!
Both he and his son should stay locked up for a very long time.

958 days ago
23.

timber    

If Coolio was a passenger, why was his name run thru the system?

958 days ago
24.

JANDEAN61    

Brian jonestown massacre

958 days ago
25.

royalredus    

Lol a Nissan Versa!?!?! That is sooooo gangsta and hard core, baby! What a baller!!! More like baller-ina...

958 days ago
26.

Sugenite    

He should be ashamed of himself; a grown man rockin those Pippi Longstocking braids like that...ridiculous!

958 days ago
27.

Kari    

Lovely family.

958 days ago
28.

bluzzone    

Another Rapper with a rap sheet. No wonder they are called Rappers.No surprise. His hair looks like what happens when there is what remains after a brush fire.

958 days ago
29.

Who Knew    

I don't think he fully understands the concept of take your child to work day.

958 days ago
30.

Rico Suavy    

Coolio looks like a foolio

958 days ago
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