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Kurtis Blow Caught With Pot at LAX

TSA scanner detected an 'anomaly' in the rapper's pants

December 2, 2010 2:25 PM ET
Kurtis Blow Caught With Pot at LAX
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Rapper Kurtis Blow was busted for possessing a small amount of marijuana at Los Angeles International Airport early Thursday.

A TSA body scanner detected an "anomaly" in his pants, and when officials searched him, they discovered the weed in Blow's pocket.

Blow, famous for 1980s hits like "The Breaks," "Christmas Rappin' " and "If I Ruled the World," received a ticket and was released.

Kurtis Blow Busted for Weed After LAX Body Scan [TMZ]

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