Coolio Pleads Not Guilty On Drug Charges
The charges Coolio pleaded not guilty to include cocaine possession and battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.
The 45-year-old rapper and reality TV star is currently out on $10,000 bail and is expected back in court on April 20.
On March 10, Coolio was arrested at LAX after crack cocaine and a crack pipe was found inside his luggage. Before being arrested he was on his way to Australia for shows in Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.
In the mid-'90s, Coolio, a member of WC's Maad Circle, soared to fame when his single “Gangsta’s Paradise” was featured on the Dangerous Minds Soundtrack, earning the Los Angeles rapper numerous awards and making him a flagship artist for Tommy Boy Records. Coolio went on to release several albums including My Soul, El Cool Magnifico, and The Return Of The Gangsta.