Rap artist Coolio was charged Thursday with a firearm violation after a handgun was found in his carry-on bag during a security screening at Los Angeles International Airport, officials said.
Coolio, whose legal name is Artis Leon Ivey, faces one felony count of possessing a firearm by a felon with two prior convictions, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.
According to prosecutors, Ivey, 53, was previously convicted of carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle in 2001. In 2009, he was convicted of possessing cocaine after rock cocaine was found in his luggage at LAX.
If Ivey is convicted of the latest offense, he could be...