TMZbroke the story of the “Gangsta’s Paradise” rapper getting arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after TSA flagged police upon finding a gun in a book bag. Coolio’s bodyguard first claimed that it was his bag and firearm but after a quick investigation, police determined it was Coolio’s bag.
The 53-year-old rapper was subsequently removed from the airplane, which he already boarded. Coolio later confessed to being the owner of the bag and police later determined that the gun was stolen.
Coolio was arrested and charged with possession of a stolen loaded firearm. His bodyguard is being detained for questioning. There’s no word on what type of gun was discovered in the book bag.
A lawyer for Coolio had no comment on the matter. A rep for the rapper claims the gun belongs to the bodyguard.
The story is developing.