BREAKING NEWS: Judge Urges Coolio To Consider Plea Bargain On Crack Charges

May 22 2009, Published 4:23 a.m. ET

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The case involving rapper/ reality TV personality Coolio, in connection with his March 6 arrest at Los Angeles International Airport on crack possession charges, was extended until June 26 in a Los Angeles court Friday.

At Friday's court session, which lasted about 20 minutes, the judge told the rapper he should strongly consider a plea bargain. The rapper did not wear his Sunday best for the proceeding, clad in a multi-colored sport coat, jeans and tennis shoes, with his trademark crazy hair. has learned he was accompanied by his girlfriend and six supporters.

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The 45-year-old Gangster's Paradise singer, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was taken into custody after an incident with a Southwest Airlines official after crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia were allegedly found in his luggage. The legal troubles subsequently caused the artist to cancel an Australian tour this spring.

"My case is going to settle because I'm not on drugs," Coolio told exclusively earlier this month. "I've been drug free for a long time." (Photo: WENN)



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