Coolio Sentencing Delayed

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.