AURN
News Archive
Coolio Pleads Guilty to Taking Gun to Airport

Coolio (AP Photo)

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rapper Coolio has been sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to bringing a concealed firearm to Los Angeles International Airport last month.

The rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, entered the plea during a court appearance Wednesday.

District attorney's spokesman Ricardo Santiago says the rapper was sentenced to three years of supervised probation and 45 days of community service.

The "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper was arrested Sept. 17 when a security screener found a handgun in his bag.

The 53-year-old was convicted in 2001 of carrying a concealed weapon.

A call to his manager was not immediately returned.

The plea and sentence were first reported Wednesday by TMZ.

Filed Under: ENTERTAINMENT





American Urban Radio Networks © 2017
The Nation's Only African-American Owned Network Radio Company.

New York | Pittsburgh | Atlanta | Chicago | Detroit | Los Angeles | Washington D.C.

aurn aurn aurn aurn aurn aurn

America's leading source for African-American news & black radio. AURN is the largest radio network reaching black consumers. AURN marketing to African-Americans. Urban radio news. Black radio. Urban programming & broadcasting. African-American breaking news and opinion and feature stories impacting the urban community. Black college sports news. Celebrity News.