Artis Leon Ivey Jr. (born August 1, 1963), better known by the stage name Coolio, is an American musician, rapper, actor, and record producer.
Coolio appeared in the 2009 season of the British television show Celebrity Big Brother. Coolio talked about his six children from four different relationships, including twin daughters, Shayne and Kate, born on January 21, 1987, and a son Artis Ivey III, born on September 28, 1989.
In 2013, a federal court entered a default judgment against Coolio after he was sued by a woman for his actions in jumping on the woman's back and bullriding her. Later in 2013, Coolio was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery after he was accused of punching a girlfriend of three years in the face during an argument on April 1 after he brought another woman home.