Rapper Coolio arrested in unpaid Vegas ticket case

11 Mar

Rapper Coolio was arrested Friday in Las Vegas on a warrant charging him with failure to appear in court on a traffic ticket almost two years ago.

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Coolio, 48, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was a passenger in a vehicle officers stopped about 2:20 a.m. several blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip, Officer Laura Meltzer said.

Ivey was sought on a warrant charging him with failure to appear on an illegal stop and driving without a license summons issued in June 2010.

He was freed later in the day.

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