Inside Coolio’s troubled relationship history and scandal involving multiple baby mamas before father of 10 died at 59

COOLIO, who died Wednesday, left behind 10 children he shared with multiple women, including ex-wife Josefa Salinas.

The rapper wasn’t very public during his lifetime his child.


Coolio had ten children with various women during his lifetime.Credits: Getty – Contributor
Musician Admits He Was Away From Children's Lives For Part Of Their Upbringing


Musician Admits He Was Away From Children’s Lives For Part Of Their UpbringingCredit: Getty

Coolio – Born Artis Leon Ivey – Age 59 time of his deathhe rose to fame by marrying Josefa Salinas.

of the pair were married In 1996, they called it quits after four years together.

During their relationship, the couple welcomed four children together – three daughters and a son.

They are the parents of daughters Artisha Ivy, Brandi Ivy, Jackie Ivy and son Artis Ivy III.

He was also the father of six other children.

The deceased musician fathered those children to various women, but it is unknown which one belonged to which woman.

His six other children include Grtis Ivey, Milan Ivey, Darius Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Kate Ivey, and Shayne Ivey.

The latter two are said to be twins.

The Gangsta Paradise singer may also have shared a child with ex-girlfriend Annabella Chatman.

Before his death, he was romantically involved with model Mimi Ivy.

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Coolio starred in a reality show in 2008, documenting his journey as a single father.

Called Coolio’s Rules, the show aired briefly on Oxygen and ended after just six episodes.

However, only four of his children appeared.

Coolio’s rules followed the singer as he tried to be the father he never was to his older children.

He sought to get close to Artisha and Brandi, who were 20 at the time, and Artis and Jackie, who were 18 and 15 respectively.

“I love them and they love me,” he said in a clip from the show.

In the show’s pilot episode, Coolio revealed in a narrated interview:

Coolio’s departure from the children’s lives has had more consequences than a strained relationship.

payment issues

In 2010, former love interest Annabella took legal action to force Coolio to pay child support, according to TMZ.

However, the outlet reported that she was more interested in child support than money.

she said TMZ She had to file for child support to prove to California that she had exhausted all options to qualify for Medi-Cal.

At the time, a local Los Angeles child support agency filed papers to convince the court to order Aw, Here It Goes! The rapper will pay $300 in child support for Christopher Kal El Ivy Bersi, who was an infant at the time.

At the time, Coolio was earning just $1,387 a month, according to filings.

Three years after the fact, the Grammy winner faced more legal drama with Annabella.

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In 2013, TMZ reported that Coolio was arrested on suspicion of pushing the baby’s mother to the ground and hitting her.

According to a police report obtained by the outlet, the prolific hip-hop star fled after the incident with his infant son and another woman (Melinda Kerr, who was with him at the time).

Annabella claimed he hit her with his car when she tried to flee.

Police reported having tire marks on her leg when they arrived at the scene.

of new york daily news She reported being “bloody,” with a split lip and bleeding on her right middle finger.

The musician claimed that he was the victim of the scenario and that Annabella attacked him out of jealousy.

However, the police hesitated to believe the story and arrested Coolio.

A few days after the incident, he was charged with a misdemeanor offense of battery constituting domestic violence.

Death of Coolio

Coolio’s obituary broke on Wednesday.

His longtime manager Jareth said. TMZ That the rapper was visiting a friend when he died.

He reportedly went to use the restroom and never came out.

A friend went to check on him some time later and found him lying on the floor.

An official cause of death has not yet been announced.

ABC News reporter Chris Christie revealed that as of 4 p.m. Pacific time, police are still on scene at the home where the prolific singer was found dead.

Some additional details have been released.


Coolio made a brief appearance on a reality show about his children in 2008.Credit: Getty


In the Oxygen series Coolio’s Rules, he was shown trying to reunite with his older children.Credit: Getty


Coolio also faced significant legal issues with his baby’s mother, including child support issuesCredit: Getty Inside Coolio’s troubled relationship history and scandal involving multiple baby mamas before father of 10 died at 59

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