Coolio: I'm Cool

Grammy-winning Coolio (“Gangsta’s Paradise”) has pleaded innocent to charges he carried a concealed handgun in his car. The rapper, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., entered the plea Wednesday in Torrance, Calif., before Superior Court Judge Andrew Kauffman, who set July 7 as the date for a pretrial hearing. The rapper pleaded innocent in February, changed his plea to no contest in March, then withdrew that plea in April. No explanations were given.

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