Coolio charged with cocaine possession, battery

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LOS ANGELES – Prosecutors in Los Angeles say Coolio has been charged with cocaine possession.

LOS ANGELES – Prosecutors in Los Angeles say Coolio has been charged with cocaine possession.

The 45-year-old rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey, was also charged Tuesday with battery stemming from his Friday arrest at Los Angeles International Airport.

Authorities say he grabbed a screener’s arm to prevent a luggage search that turned up the drugs.

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