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Rapper Kurtis Blow cited for marijuana possession at LAX

December 3, 2010 | 11:49 am

Kurtisblow Rapper-producer Kurtis Blow was cited this week at Los Angeles International Airport for possession of marijuana.

Authorities would not say whether the marijuana was found during a body scan or pat-down Thursday at 5:45 a.m. as Blow was undergoing a TSA security screening at Terminal 7, said Los Angeles airport police.

Walker was cited for misdemeanor possession of less than 29 grams of marijuana and released, according to Police Department spokesman Albert Rodriguez.

Blow tweeted Thursday on Twitter: “What is this bout me being busted for weed at the airport? Not true. Isn't weed legal in California?"

He tweeted Friday that he had more than 500 Twitter followers. “I wonder why...” Blow wrote.

Blow became the first major rapper to be signed by a big label in 1979 at age 20. His album "Christmas Rappin" sold more than 400,000 copies. "Breaks," a catchy, philosophical rap, sold 600,000 copies and ensured his place in history as one of the first commercially successful rap artists.

Blow was also behind rap hits by The Fat Boys and Run DMC.


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Photo: Kurtis Blow in 1995. Credit: Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times