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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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Is it me,,, or is there a pattern with these MTV shows,,, think they thrive off the children overdosing, wreaks, murder, DUI etc..................... just sayin" dont get me started..

957 days ago


Lock these rapper thugs up and throw away the key. They are a complete waist of taxpayer's money.

957 days ago


The stupid didn't fall far from that tree.

957 days ago


Not i the least suprised on the reality show Coolio had no control over his lazy shifless seeds.

957 days ago

Someone's goldfish    

Maybe the kid was named Grits but Coolio couldn't spell it correctly.

957 days ago



957 days ago


no rape?

957 days ago


Hey TMZ how come you missed the part about how Shantrice Wilkerson was almost on Big Brother but got denied after she tweeted her pre-selection ? she's come a long way to being a prostitute.

957 days ago


LOL @ the ignorance on this page, people acting like all rappers and there kids wind up like this...... Gangster Rapper Willie D's son graduated from Yale last year, care to comment on that one??..... Of course not, cause it doesnt fit into your ignorant, close minded point of view

957 days ago


Damn, i see his dad picture on facebook and click on it and see his picture ive known Artis aka Sour since we were kids. as teenagers we dated, never once did i think he would turn out like this.... Wow dude

957 days ago

Joan K    

Well goody for the one graduate, name me a few more. Every stinking rapper has ended up in jail at one time or another, the truth hurts I guess.

956 days ago


I dont know who is more creepy looking, Coolio or his son.

956 days ago


YEA two more morons locked up and out of the gene pool.

956 days ago


Sounds like a crack baby move. Hope you like oatmeal son.

956 days ago

Real talk    

The family that gets locked up together saves money on the family reunion

955 days ago
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