Coolio Cancels Tulsa Concert After Arrest


Friday, March 6th 2009, 9:16 pm
By: News On 6


The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES -- Authorities say rapper Coolio has been released on bail after being arrested on suspicion of drug possession.

He was arrested and booked on felony narcotics possession after being stopped at Los Angeles International Airport this morning.

The 45-year-old, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was released after posting $10,000 bail.

The arrest was first reported by the celebrity gossip Web site TMZ.com.

He was scheduled to perform with rapper Tone Loc at Flytrap Music Hall tonight in Tulsa.

Flytrap Music Hall owner Donnie Rich says Coolio will likely reschedule the performance, and Tone Loc will extend his show to make up for Coolio's absence.

Coolio is best known for his 1995 single "Gangsta's Paradise."