The 53-year-old rapper, real name Artis Leon Ivy Jr., was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport last month (Sep16) after a loaded, stolen gun was discovered in a bag belonging to a member of his entourage as he passed through a Transportation Security Administration (TSA) screening checkpoint.

The unidentified 39-year-old man initially claimed he was the owner of the weapon, but upon further inspection it was determined the items in the bag belonged to Coolio, who had already left the security area and boarded a plane.

Police officers removed him from the flight for questioning, and both he and his travelling companion were taken into custody.

Coolio was charged with possession of a firearm by a felon earlier this month and on Wednesday (26Oct16) he pleaded guilty to possession of a concealed weapon. He was sentenced to three years probation and 45 days of community service.

If the rapper stays out of legal trouble his charge will be reduced to a misdemeanour, according to TMZ.