Clearly, he wasn’t meant to go on that Fantastic Voyage.
Rapper Coolio was recently busted for crack cocaine possession at LAX airport in Los Angeles while trying to board a Southwest Airlines flight mid morning. Because when you do crack, you most likely shouldn’t bring it to the airport. That should be a law somewhere. Oh wait.
The scribe of “Gangsta’s Paradise” and “1, 2, 3, 4 (Get Your Woman On The Floor)” had crack found in his carry on bag. He was arrested soon after and although reports have been conflicting I’d imagine he was arraigned and posted bail the same day. What a guy.
Coolio rose to prominence in the mid 90′s after the Stevie Wonder sampling “Gangsta’s Paradise” was used in the Dangerous Minds soundtrack. This isn’t his first run in with the law, either. His career was FUBAR’d for a few month’s early on when he was busted for selling crack in the late 80′s. After a stint in rehab worked as a firefighter(!) before making it big as a rapper. So it goes.
It’s been a rough last few weeks for Mr Coolio (born Artis Leon Ivey). From his Wikipedia:
On the 25th February 2009, Coolio performed at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England. When he attempted to stage dive during a performance, the crowd parted and when he crashed to the floor they mugged him, stealing amongst other things his bandana and shoes before he was rescued by the venue’s security.
Ouch. It’ll get better, Mister Coolio.