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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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16.

Marvin     

Only 22. He will be 40 before he gets out. Just stupid and sad.

772 days ago
17.

Jodi    

He deserves what he gets. Stupid as hell.

772 days ago
18.

LAN ASTASLEM    

He looks like the Christmas Day underwear bomber (umar abdulmutalllab)

772 days ago
19.

God-Of-Lyf    

Slow day? Or could it be that his Father was arrested making this news from last year relevant?

772 days ago
20.

jaycut22    

lol went to high school with this kid and he got into a fight with a girl and got his A$$ kicked!

772 days ago
21.

The Love Sponge    

Being a Gangsta is the new black pride.

772 days ago
22.

Bongo    

Typical hardcore lookin' dude.

772 days ago
23.

Cmac0309    

So Hall flipped out and left his own apartment, with her still there? Either you need to re-read this, or she's the dumbest criminal ever... because she should've just robbed him while she was there and he wasn't

772 days ago
24.

texas turd    

oh silly, silly grtis! if you and your little hooker lover need money that bad, go get a job and work for it. really, its that simple! i bet you feel kinda silly now, dont you?

772 days ago
25.

Joao    

this is another confusing tmz story.. this trash was arrested in November... but FINALLY jailed in March? Another reason NOT to visit Nevada... the cops and courts are fVcked-up

772 days ago
26.

INSIDER H8TURD, V.P.    

Linds does that all the time. What the problem?

772 days ago
27.

miller    

lol, nice picture. Grtis looks like he has the I.Q. of a baked potato.

772 days ago
28.

Js    

OH PLEASE DOESN'T EVERYONE HAVE DAYS LIKE THAT?!

772 days ago
29.

Joan K    

OMG this kid is the kind that I would love to smack the smirk off his ugly face. You can tell just be the look in those creepy eyes that this is one dude who has a bad azz attitude.

772 days ago
30.

marcus    

hmmm:
http://bigbrotheraccess.com/possible-big-brother-12-houseguests-tweets-herself-outta-the-house-35114/

772 days ago
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