Coolio’s Son to ‘Serve up to 10 Years in Prison for Felony Armed Robbery’

Daily Mail (London), July 16, 2012

The eldest son of rapper Coolio, who arrested last November for breaking into a Las Vegas apartment with a gun and forcing the tenant into the washroom while his prostitute friend looted the place, has reached a deal to serve between three and half and 10 years in prison.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that Grtis Ivey, 22 – who appeared on the family reality show Coolio’s Rules – agreed to plead guilty to a single felony robbery charge.

Grtis Ivery

The exact amount of prison time Grtis must serve will be determined by a judge when he is formally sentenced on September 12.

Called by the name Artis on his father’s short-lived 2008 reality show that aired on the Oxygen Network, police say Grtis hooked up with a Las Vegas call-girl to rob a would-be john.

Police say on October 26, Shantrice Wilkerson met a man at a nightclub and went back to his home to get the $5,000 she wanted in exchange for sex.

The two went to another location, but the man left before anything occurred.

Three days later, police say Shantrice and Grtis went back to the man’s home and robbed him at gun point.

On March 9, Coolio himself was also arrested in Las Vegas and booked into the same jail as his son.

The 47-year-old Grammy Award winning rapper was held for outstanding traffic warrants, but later released on bail.

The singer of Fantastic Voyage and Gangsta’s Paradise, had a brief career as a reality star when six episodes of Coolio’s Rules aired in 2008.

The show featured the rapper trying to juggle being a musician, looking for love and being a single dad to four teenagers – but was swiftly cancelled.

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  • The__Bobster

    Yet libtards keep insisting that poverty is the cause of TNB.

    The rich spoonies don’t behave any better than the poor ones; they just have people willing to cover for them.

  • Oil Can Harry

    I once saw Bryant Gumbel react to a story similar to this by shaking his head and sighing “Another young black man caught up in our criminal justice system.”

    When HBO hired Gumbel and Bill Maher-xist they must have been having a competion to see who could find the most clueless idiot to ever host a talk show.

    • 1proactive2

      Your’s is the best comment so far, Oil Can Harry. 

      Predictably, Mr. Gumball used the now well-worn phrase, “another black man ‘caught up’ in our criminal justice system”. 

      Someone should tie these two characters down and repeatedly say to them “blacks JUMP into the criminal justice system willfully and with enthusiasm”.  It should be repeated over and over until they get it. 

      As far as really learning anyting, Gumbel and Maher are sock puppets for political correctness.  It would be a miracle if they ever actually grew up.   

  • Shawn_thefemale

    Grtis and Shantrice?  Just damn.

  • alastairabbacle

    All that hip-hop culture has sure made Black America even worse…

  • Rocky Bass,

    Oh don’t he just look like a credit to humanity?

    • redfeathers

      The same vacant, dead, borderline retarded look we’ve all come to know.  Day after day.

    • His father sang a song called “Gangster’s Paradise.”  Maybe the son took it a little too seriously.

      Weird Al Yankovic did a parody called “Amish Paradise.”  Paul Shanklin did one called “Al Gore Paradise.

  • 1proactive2

    Now the boy has street cred due to prison time. This won’t be the first prison term for him. This is just the start of his true career.

    • He should look at the bright side. He’ll get state-sponsored health care, three meals a day, which papa Coolio didn’t provide for him, he’ll learn a trade for which he’ll get paid (however nominal), and he’ll hang around with people who look just like him.

      Plus, he’ll always know where he is, when he wakes up each morning. 

      • 1proactive2

        For the most part you’re absolutely correct, but as the TV commercials say; “But wait! There’s more!

        Blacks in prison, even new arrivals, have friends there from the street.  If not it’s no problem becuse they share the same culture of viciousness.  And there are lots of them in every prison throughout the country.  All he has to do is learn the pecking order of power and fall in place.  If he doesn’t he’ll be “sent to school”.  After the taxpayer pays for treating his wounds, he’ll again be allowed to join in the big black family of criminals who shake down the weak and generally prey on all other races.

        One problem he may face is that the other blacks know his daddy has money so they will most likely squeeze him for some.  If that happens he had better be tough – very tough. Blacks don’t fight others “one on one” when extorting someone or getting revenge.  They gang up on an individual and beat them often into unconciousness. The most resistant get a deep cut on a cheek to mark them as “punks”.

        I work in a Michigan prison, btw. 

        • Rocky Bass,

           Oh what a gratifying and rewarding career path you have chosen, getting to play an active role in the rehabilitation, and helping of so many young men in getting their lives back together.

          Crap, more vomit in my keys.

    • mikejones91

      Now when he gets out, his street cred will boost his rap game.

  • Church_of_Jed

    How many members of the beloved Diversity Community of Color have been sent to prison for armed robbery on the strength of video evidence?

    If the number is one or more, we have all the proof we need to deem video cameras in businesses as a racist construct.

    • Rocky Bass,

       I would agree wholeheartedly as video evidence has most certainly had a “desperate impact” on criminals of color and should therefor be banned.

      • The__Bobster

        So does DNA ebidents, the White man’s juju.

      • Church_of_Jed

        Just as the racist judge who threw out a slavery reparations lawsuit was accused of “seeing the evidence with racist eyes,” anyone who sees video evidence of a Diversity comitting a crime is seeing with racist eyes and should be arrested for a hate crime.

  • Uncle Ruckus

    I don’t know about this “family” (and really couldn’t care less) but I’m going to step out on a BIG limb here and take a guess that this creature has had less than  adequate parentage.

    Like most n-words, he’s about to find out that despite what his handlers have told him . . . he’s not special.

    I’m sure that scowl of his will impress the brothers in whatever prison he lands in. Any NWA is going to be a big hit with the booty bandits.

  • ageofknowledge

    “As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I take a look at my life and realize there’s not much left Cause I’ve been blastin’ and laughin so long that Even my ma’ma thinks that my mind is gone But I ain’t never crossed a man that didn’t deserve it Me, be treated like a punk, you know that’s unheard of You better watch how you talkin, and where you walkin Or you and your homies might be lined in chalk I really hate to trip, but I gotta loc’-  As they grew I see myself in the pistol smoke, fool I’m the kinda G the little homies wanna be like…”

    ^ Why won’t they simply behave? Behave and the problems go away. Don’t behave and you find out where the real “gangsta paradise” actually is. It’s a level 3 yard.

    • Rocky Bass,

       And to think some on Amren don’t believe that blacks are capable of high and refined artistic expression.

  • 1proactive2

    Something I left out in regard to Luis’ excellent post:
    We are near constantly reminded by the upper management in corrections that “prisoners have the constitutional right to health care for physical, mental, and educational problems”.  This chronic reminder from the bureaucratic potentates is to keep us from using our common sense in dealing with them. 
    And to the respondent who mocked my career path; this is a temporary position for me, by choice.

  • 1proactive2

    The majority of blacks don’t pronounce the D or T at word endings.

  • Up to my neck in CA

    Now we may never have the cure for cancer.

  • Church_of_Jed

    Jill Starr sounds hot. Send me pics.

    ytprivilege at

  • anarchyst

    Another fine specimen that has been accepted into the “University of Corrections” who is well on his way to a degree in “street cred” . . . good place for him . . .

  • anarchyst

    It’s not fair to lump the full-blown retarded with this piece of subhuman garbage . . .even those who are retarded have a sense of empathy, unlike this character . . .