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Coolio’s wayward ‘pimp’ son was facing yet another stretch in prison when his father suddenly died English Headline


LATE rapper Coolio’s wayward son is still facing legal troubles and could potentially land another stint in prison, The U.S. Sun has learned.

The iconic 90s rap star was found dead in a friend’s Los Angeles apartment on Wednesday afternoon. He was 59.

Iconic rap star Coolio died on Wednesday afternoon

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Iconic rap star Coolio died on Wednesday afternoonCredit: Splash
Coolio's son, Grtis, is still facing legal troubles and could potentially land another stint in prison

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Coolio’s son, Grtis, is still facing legal troubles and could potentially land another stint in prisonCredit: Clark County Detention Center
Coolio (center) and four of his children - (left to right) Artisha Ivey, Artis Ivey, Jackie Ivey and Brandi Ivey

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Coolio (center) and four of his children – (left to right) Artisha Ivey, Artis Ivey, Jackie Ivey and Brandi IveyCredit: The Mega Agency

Coolio certainly stood by his ladies’ man reputation – fathering at least ten children with multiple women.

The rapper seemed to have a close bond with most of his children, who have gone on to have successful careers of their own.

However, the same can’t be said for his son Grtis, 33, who used to live with the rapper at his mansion in Henderson, Nevada.

Grtis has never followed the path of Coolio’s other kids and shunned the limelight.

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He has faced a number of run-ins with the law and The U.S. Sun has learned that earlier this summer he was charged with battery.

He has denied the charges, and the case is currently going through Clark County courts.

Grtis and the rapper’s other children starred in the short-lived 2008 Oxygen series Coolio’s Rules and made use of their father’s name.

Grtis, who appeared on the TV series as Artis, has been in trouble with the law since he was first arrested as a teenager in 2010 for providing false information to a police officer.

The troubled teen at the time was hit with a misdemeanor charge and was released on his own recognizance. The outcome is unknown.

From September to November 2011, Grtis was arrested on three separate occasions on charges including armed robbery, kidnapping with a deadly weapon, domestic violence battery and living from the earnings of a prostitute.

In November 2011, Coolio and his son simultaneously found themselves jailed at the Clark County Detention Center.

While the Gangsta’s Paradise rapper was only briefly detained for a minor traffic offense, Grtis found himself in the slammer for at least three years.

The 33-year-old was found guilty of armed robbery after he and a lady prostitute pal ransacked a Las Vegas apartment, court docs show.

At the time, TMZ reported that Grtis agreed to plead guilty to felony robbery, and in exchange, prosecutors dropped the remaining charges he faced.

He was eventually sentenced to 42 to 120 months in prison.

In 2016, he was charged with a slew of felony charges, including domestic battery with a deadly weapon, strangulation, assault, and again accepting/receiving the earnings of a prostitute.

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According to Clark County Eighth Judicial District Court records, he pleaded guilty to battery constituting domestic violence and battery by strangulation, while the rest of the charges were dropped.

He ended up serving between 12 and 30 months in prison.

Coolio had at least ten children with multiple women

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Coolio had at least ten children with multiple womenCredit: Getty
The Gangsta's Paradise rapper was 59 at the time of his death

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The Gangsta’s Paradise rapper was 59 at the time of his deathCredit: Getty





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