Rapper Coolio and his crew were found with a stolen gun at LAX. Coolio had passed through the security checkpoint and boarded his flight, while his security guard was detained by TSA when a bag was discovered with a loaded gun inside.
Coolio was removed from the flight. It was determined other items in the confiscated bag were his, and though his security guard first claimed the Compton-born star had nothing to do with it, he fessed up to being its own. The gun, however, was stolen.
He’s been convicted of accessory to robbery and causing bodily injury in the past. He has a 1994 felony conviction for a concealed firearm and has also been convicted of firearms possession as a felon before. In addition to attempting to bring a stolen weapon through an airport security checkpoint, he also faces charges as a felon for firearms possession.
Ironically Coolio once worked a security job at LAX.
For those of you who weren’t young adults in the 90s, Coolio is best known for Gangsta’s Paradise
Here’s Coolio being walked out of the terminal and into a police car. The incident occurred shortly before 11 am local time on Saturday at the airport’s terminal 3 which is home to Virgin America, JetBlue, Allegiant, Frontier, and Spirit.
Coolio addressed the incident in a video from dinner at PF Changs after being released on $37,808 bail. PF Changs?
Tonight he’ll be performing with Salt-N-Pepa and Vanilla Ice. (Really.)