*Funk legend Sly Stone has entered a not guilty plea to cocaine possession, reports TMZ.

The singer-musician, whose real name is Sylvester Stewart, was a passenger in a friend’s vehicle when cops pulled the car over following a minor traffic violation in April. A subsequent search turned up the cocaine, according to the police report.

The reclusive Sly and the Family Stone frontman had to skip a court hearing on Friday (June 10) due to illness, but he showed up to a Los Angeles County Superior Courtroom today to answer the count and claim his innocence.

Stone claims the vehicle was not his.

The musician faces jail time if convicted.