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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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31.

The Love Sponge    

Being a Gangsta has become the new black pride. This is more entertaining than a Roman gladiatorial joust.

958 days ago
32.

Joao    

What does that creature do, besides looking like an idiot? Getting locked up in jail or prison for ghetto rats is akin to us going to Arby's... no biggie

958 days ago
33.

Joan K    

Oh no not a rapper going to jail, tell me it isn't so. Give me the name of one so called rapper who hasn't been in jail.

958 days ago
34.

Jay W.     

What's with the locks ?

958 days ago
35.

The Gay Nazis For Jesus     

Is that really that big of a surprise and a shame?

958 days ago
36.

kim k    

Them braids GOT to go

958 days ago
37.

kitnplayn    

Since these greedy little pissants don't want to get an honest job and obey the rules of society, put them in jail, all right. But, make them work eight hours a day at a job that will benefit society, and give their wages in payment for their keep. If these guys have to work in jail, they might work a little harder at trying to stay out of jail.

958 days ago
38.

Nicoleasm    

What is a routine traffic violation? Running a red light? And why would you get a bench warrant from them? I thought they would give you a huge fine, and if you don't pay, your license is suspended. Not an arrest with a 5k bond

958 days ago
39.

Fallopia Lopez    

Grtis? Wow. Grtis.

Coolio is overdue for a hairstyle changeup.

958 days ago
40.

Bud    

The nut don't fall far from the tree, eh?

958 days ago
41.

tommyr    

LOL! Nice hair! Bwaaaahahahahahahahaaaa! WTF?!

958 days ago
42.

Evalyn    

What a disappointment!!!!! Who gets arrested in Vegas stays in Vegas!!!!

958 days ago
43.

evo    

Some people look like they're born to be in jail or could anyone imagine him getting the Nobel Prize in Physics?

958 days ago
44.

Toilethead    

He should get the chair just for that hair.

958 days ago
45.

Dr Hardwicke    

I am going to several banks where they are hiring and I was wondering if Coolio's hairstyle might impress the bosses?

958 days ago
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