Coolio To Discuss Arrest Online

Rapper Coolio plans to hold an Internet chat at www.mylaunch.com Oct. 13 at 4 p.m. PDT to discuss his recent arrest on misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana. The hip-hopper explained his reasons for doing the chat in a statement posted on his official website (www.cooliosofficialwebsite.com): "These days with all the media hype, it's hard for the average person to understand what's really going on in the world. There is a difference between truth and reality. The 'reality' is what you read in the papers or hear on the news. This is always changing. As soon as one person says something another one's got a reason to rebut it. The truth, on the other hand is absolute, there's only one way for something to be true. This is really why I'm going to chat live on the Internet -- to talk about the truth."