What a doozy of a day for the Coolio clan. The rapper, 48, was arrested in Las Vegas early Friday morning after he and a friend were pulled over for a routine traffic violation, TMZ reports. Coolio was in the passenger seat. Upon running Coolio's name through the system, the police officer discovered the "Gangsta's Paradise" rapper had two active bench warrants out for his arrest based on multiple traffic violations. They promptly arrested him on the spot. Coolio (real name Artis Leon Ivey Jr.) was taken to the Clark County Detention Center, where, incidentally, his oldest son Grtis Ivey, is also being held - albeit for much more serious crimes. Grtis, 22, is currently being held without bail for a number of offenses, including robbery with a deadly weapon, first degree kidnapping and grand larceny, according to TMZ. Coolio's sinning son was arrested last November following a bizarre string of events, starting with a female prostitute and ending with a straight-up robbery. According to police reports, back in October, the prostitute, Shantrice Wilkerson, had convinced a man named Joseph Hall to take her back to his apartment from the Luxor nightclub after they met. Wilkerson allegedly told Hall she had a "dream" of having sex on a pile of money, but didn't reveal that she was a gal for hire. Hall reportedly offered $5,000 to create the aforementioned pile, and Wilkerson agreed - but when the prostitute then demanded the money Hall had removed from his safe, he grew angry and left the scene. Wilkerson remembered where Hall lived, however, and reportedly asked Grtis to help her wipe his apartment clean three days later. On that fateful day, Grtis barged into the apartment with a gun in hand, TMZ reports, and he and Wilkerson stole a safe, two iPads, two laptops and passports, among other things. They allegedly locked Hall's roommate in the bathroom while they ransacked the place. Unfortunately for the bungling robbers, however, the roommate was still able to identify both of them in a lineup and Grtis has been locked up in the Las Vegas jail ever since. Both Wilkerson and Coolio’s son deny having had guns in their possession during the robbery, though Wilkerson admitted to stealing things, TMZ reports. Grtis will face a judge Monday.They're being held in the same facility where truTV's Las Vegas Jailhouse is filmed, wouldn't it be something if Coolio and and his son's bookings were caught on tape.
source: NY Daily News
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UPDATE: Coolio made bail and was released.