‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ rapper arrested on drug charges

Grammy-winning rapper Coolio was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday on suspicion of possessing illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia, according to a spokeswoman for the airport.

Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was taken to the Van Nuys Division station for booking, the spokeswoman said. A source at the airport’s public relations division confirmed the arrest but declined to be named. Coolio is best known for his 1995 hip-hop hit “Gangsta’s Paradise.” Efforts to reach his publicist were unsuccessful.