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Coolio's Son Arrested

Gun, Prostitute, Kidnap, Robbery

3/9/2012 10:59 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The son of Coolio, Grtis Ivey mug shot
Coolio's oldest son -- who appeared on the family reality show "Coolio's Rules" --is locked up in a Nevada jail ... after allegedly teaming up with a Vegas hooker to rob some dude at gunpoint.

TMZ has learned ... 22-year-old Grtis Ivey (who went by "Artis" on the reality show) ... was arrested on November 14, 2011 for allegedly busting into a Vegas apartment with a gun and forcing the tenant into the bathroom ... while he and a female prostitute named Shantrice Wilkerson ransacked the place.

But the back story is INSANE.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ ... Shantrice was trollin' at LAX nightclub at the Luxor on October 26 ... and met a guy named Joseph Hall ... who didn't know she was a call girl.

The two hit it off ... and Wilkerson told him that she had a "dream" of having sex on a pile of money.

Hall asked if $5,000 was OK ...  she agreed ... and the two eventually went back to Hall's apartment to grab the cash out of a safe.

According to the report, the two bounced to Wilkerson's pad to do the deed ... but before it went down, Wilkerson asked for money ... and Hall flipped out and left.

But cops say, Wilkerson REMEMBERED where Hall lived ... and brought Grtis to the place 3 days later so they could rob it.

According to the report ... Grtis entered the pad with a gun ... and ordered Hall's rooommate into the bathroom while he and the hooker stole a safe, 2 iPads, 2 laptops, passports, and anything else that wasn't nailed down.

Cops say the roommate was able to identify Coolio's son and the hooker -- and both were arrested on a slew of charges including robbery with a deadly weapon, first degree kidnapping and grand larceny.

Both Grtis and Wilkerson told cops they never brought a gun to the apartment ... and Wilkerson admitted to stealing some of the stuff.

Grtis is being held without bail ... and is due to face a judge on Monday. 


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"According to the report ... Grits entered the pad with a gun ..."

Grits...lmao what a name. oops! spell check.

956 days ago


Livin in a Wanksta's Paradise... da da da dum.

956 days ago

Mike L    

5 months later and he's first getting to see a judge now? So much for your Constitutional right to a speedy trail. Get with it Nevada! I'd play this against the court. You violated my rights, so let me go!

956 days ago


Evil geniuses.

956 days ago


Is that her at the top? Her rap sheets says she's not new to jail. Lovely citizen.

956 days ago


Wow. I wondered where Coolio had been. Guess it wasn't raising kids right.

956 days ago

Mel Zipskin    

"Certain men" certainly know how to "raise" their sons. That kid was lucky?? At least his dad was around, most of them dump their sons like hot bags of trash!

"Certain men" need to focus on parenting! Stop glorifying the gangsta lifestyle, take your damn sons to the LIBRARY have them focus on LEARNING AND EDUCATION not acting like a violent thug! SICK OF IT!! Sick of these dudes going around all ****y and dumb as dirt, EVERYWHERE.

956 days ago


Representin' and keepin it real.

956 days ago



956 days ago

Celeb Gossip Addict    

Poor Grits. The boy was doomed from birth when he was given that name by someone who couldn't even spell it. I wonder whose idea it was to call him Artis. Or did the police just spell his name wrong when they listed him as Grtis? I'm so confused right now.

956 days ago


Look at his eyes...the punk has a really bad attitude

956 days ago


You can see the tude on his face.

956 days ago


What a nice boy, have fun in prison- maybe you can meet O J

956 days ago


He sure has one fugly mug, like his daddy. Gross.

956 days ago


Well pass the koolaid and suck a duck. A spawn of a celebrity in trouble with the law! Say it ain't so. When will they learn?

956 days ago
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