Coolio was sent home from a Torrance, Calif., court without being
sentenced for a gun-possession conviction Friday (April 9), because
Southwest Superior Court Judge James R. Brandlin was not in court. A
court clerk said the Grammy-winning rapper (born Artis Leon Ivey
Jr.) appeared for the sentencing hearing but was told to return
Tuesday (April 13) because Brandlin was "out for the day." Coolio pleaded
no contest March 3 to carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle in September.
Brandlin proposed a month ago that Coolio be sentenced to attend an
autopsy of a youth killed by gunfire, serve 10 days in jail and perform
40 hours of community service.