Inside Coolio’s troubled relationship history & dad-of-10’s baby mama scandals

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

The rapper was not very public during his lifetime about his children.

Coolio fathered 10 children with various women during his lifetime

Coolio fathered 10 children with various women during his lifetimeCrédito: Getty – Contribuyente
The musician was admittedly absent from his kids' lives for portions of their upbringing

The musician was admittedly absent from his kidslives for portions of their upbringingCrédito: Getty

When Coolio – born Artis Leon Ivey – 59 en el time of his death, rose to fame he was married to Josefa Salinas.

los pair were married en 1996 and called it quits after four years together.

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

They are parents to daughters Artisha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Jackie Ivey, and son Artis Ivey III.

He was also a father to six other children.

The late musician fathered those kids with various women and it’s unclear which of those belong to which women.

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

The latter two are said to be twins.

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

Prior to his death, he had been romantically linked to model Mimi Ivey.

TV DAD

Coolio landed a reality show in 2008, which documented his journey as a single father.

El espectáculo, called Coolio’s Rules, aired briefly on Oxygen, coming to an end after only six episodes.

It only featured four of his children, sin embargo.

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

He aimed to get closer to Artisha and Brandi – 20 at the time – as well as Artis and Jackie, who were 18 y 15 respectivamente.

He said in a clip from the show: “I love them and they love me.

In the pilot episode of the show, Coolio revealed in a voiceover interview: “They’re almost grown and I don’t have much time to catch up and teach them what my mama taught me.

Coolio’s absence from his children’s lives has had more consequences than strained relationships.

PAYMENT PROBLEMS

En 2010, former love interest Anabella took legal action in an attempt to get Coolio to pay child support according to TMZ.

The outlet reported that she was more interested in child support than money, sin embargo.

Ella dijo TMZ that she had to file for child support in order to prove to the state of California that she had explored and exhausted all options in order to qualify for Medi-Cal.

En el momento, a local child support agency in Los Angeles filed documents seeking to convince a court to order the Aw, Here It Goes! rapper to pay $300 in child support for then-infant son Christopher Kal El Ivey Bellesi.

Filed documents suggested that Coolio was only earning $1,387 per month at the time.

Three years after the fact, the Grammy award winner faced even more legal drama with Anabella.

NOT COOLIO

En 2013, TMZ reported that Coolio was arrested after he allegedly pushed his baby mama to the ground and punched her.

A police report obtained by the outlet claimed that the prolific hip hop star ran off after the incident, taking his toddler son and another woman – Melynda Karr – who was present at the time with him.

Anabella alleged that he struck her with his car as he tried to get away.

Police reported that she had tire marks on her leg when they arrived on the scene.

los Noticias diarias de Nueva York reported that she was “cubierto en sangre” and had a split lip, and a bleeding middle right finger as well.

The musician claimed that he was the victim in the scenario, según TMZ, and that Anabella attacked him in a fit of jealousy.

Police were hesitant to believe the story, sin embargo, and arrested Coolio.

Días después del incidente, he was charged with a misdemeanor count of battery constituting domestic violence.

COOLIO’S DEATH

News of Coolio’s passing broke on Wednesday.

His longtime manager, Jarez, dijo TMZ that the rapper had been visiting a friend Los expertos están trabajando para identificar el cuerpo de una presunta víctima de asesinato extraído del mar frente a Alemania..

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

The friend went to check on him after some time and found him on the floor.

An official cause of death has not yet been released.

ABC News reporter Chris Cristi revealed that as of 4pm PST police were still on the scene at the home where the prolific singer was found dead.

Few additional details have been released.

Coolio briefly appeared on a reality show about his children in 2008

Coolio briefly appeared on a reality show about his children in 2008Crédito: Getty
The Oxygen series, Coolio's Rules, showed him trying to reconnect with his older kids

The Oxygen series, Coolio’s Rules, showed him trying to reconnect with his older kidsCrédito: Getty
Coolio also faced significant legal woes involving his baby mamas, including child support issues

Coolio also faced significant legal woes involving his baby mamas, including child support issuesCrédito: Getty