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Coolio Arrested In Las Vegas, Behind Bars With Son

American rap musician Coolio, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr., was arrested in Las Vegas after law enforcement officers ran Coolio’s name and found that the rapper had two active bench warrants out for his arrest.

Coolio is apparently locked up in the same Nevada jail as his 22 year old son. His son, Grtis Ivey, was arrested back in November of 2011 for an alleged armed robbery involving a female prostitute for a sidekick. How’s that for a partner a crime?

Artis Leon Ivey Jr.’s arrest came after the rapper was pulled over in a Nissan Versa for a traffic violation. It wasn’t until officers ran Coolio’s name that they discovered multiple active bench warrants out for his arrest. Both of the active bench warrants were derived from traffic violations.

While Coolio’s recent arrest in Las Vegas may not be all that interesting, especially when compared to his son’s. His son, Grtis, is currently facing charges of robbery with a deadly weapon, grand larceny, and first degree kidnapping for his armed robbery attempt involving a prostitute.

The prostitute, Shantrice Wilkerson, met a guy by the name of Joseph Hall in an LAX nightclub. Joseph, not realizing Shantrice was a call girl, told her of a dream he had to have sex on a pile of money which eventually resulted in the two returning to Hall’s apartment. After a disagreement regarding payment for the prostitute’s services, the two parted ways for a time being until Wilkerson decided to return aided by Coolio’s son. The two of whom, Grtis and Shantrice, proceeded to break into Joseph’s apartment, forced him into a bathroom, and then ransacked his home for valuables including 2 laptops and 2 iPads.

Coolio and his son are both currently locked up in Clark County Detention Center. Coolio’s bail was set at $5,850 and his court date has not yet been set.

Rap artist Coolio, who is best known for his hit song Gangsta’s Paradise, was associated with legendary rap musicians 2Pac, Ice-T, and many others.

What do you think of Coolio and his son being locked up in the same Nevada jail?

Sources:, TMZ 1 & 2