*Coolio pleading guilty for possession of a concealed weapon on Wednesday, but the news has been overshadowed by the judge’s compliment of his hair.
The rapper, born Artis Leon Ivey, was arrested in September for having a firearm in his backpack at Los Angeles International airport. He was sentenced Wednesday to three years of probation as well as 45 days of community service. If he is able to stay out of trouble for the next year, the felony charge will be reduced to a misdemeanor.
“A mistake was made, it was a misunderstanding,” Coolio told the court. “And I do not condone the use of firearms, legal or illegal. Thanks to the court and the attorneys handling this for me so I can still do the work that I do.”
TMZ reports that as the judge was ending the hearing, he turned to Coolio and complimented his new hairstyle.
“You have a different little hair style,” the judge said. “It fits you.”