Collio, who died on Wednesday, left behind 10 children shared by several women including his ex-wife Josefa Salinas.
The rapper was never public during his life about his children.
When Collio – born Artis Leon Ivey – became famous at 59 at the time of his death, he was married to Josefa.
The The couple was married in 1996 and called out after four years together.
During their relationship, the couple welcomed four children together – three daughters and one son.
They are fathers to daughters Artesha Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Jackie Ivey, and son Artis Ivey III.
He was also the father of six other children.
The late musician fathered these children from different women and it is not clear which children belonged to which woman.
Among his other six children are Gertis Ivey, Milan Ivey, Darius Ivey, Xanand Ivey, Kate Ivy, and Shane Ivy.
The last two children are said to be twins.
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The Gangsta’s Paradise singer may also have shared a child with ex-Annabella Chatman.
Before his death, he was in a romantic relationship with model Mimi Ivy.
Coolio gave a reality show in 2008, documenting his journey as a single father.
The show, called Coolio Rules, aired briefly on Oxygen, and ended after only six episodes.
However, only four of his children appeared.
Coolio followed the singer’s rules as he tried to be the father he wasn’t for his older children.
He aimed to get close to Artisha and Brandi – 20 at the time – as well as Artis and Jackie, who were 18 and 15 years old, respectively.
“I love them and they love me,” he said in a clip from the show.
In the pilot episode of the show, Coolio said, “They’re almost all grown up and I don’t have much time to catch up and teach them what my mom taught me.”
In 2010, Annabella took legal action in an attempt to get Coolio to pay child support according to TMZ.
The outlet stated that she was more interested in child support than money.
I told TMZ She had to apply 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.
At the time, a local Los Angeles child support agency filed documents seeking to persuade the court to issue an Aw, Here It Goes! The rapper will pay $300 in child support to his son, Christopher Cal L. Ivy Bellesi.
Recorded documents indicated that Coolio was earning only $1,387 per month at the time.
Three years after the incident, the Grammy winner faced more legal drama with Annabella.
In 2013, TMZ She reported that Collio was arrested after Mama pushed his baby girl to the ground and punched her.
A police report obtained by the site claimed that the prolific hip-hop star fled after the incident, taking his young son and another woman – Melinda Carr – who was present at the time with him.
Annabella claimed he hit her with his car while trying to escape.
Police stated that she had tire marks on her leg when they arrived at the scene.
The New York Daily News She stated that she was “covered in blood” and had chapped lips and her right finger was bleeding as well.
The musician claimed that he was the victim in the script, according to TMZ, and that Annabella attacked him in a fit of jealousy.
Reluctant to believe the story, the police arrested Coolio.
Days after the incident, he was charged with misdemeanor battery, which constitutes domestic violence.
News of Coolio’s death broke on Wednesday.
said his longtime manager, Jerez TMZ That the rapper was visiting a friend when he died.
He reportedly went to the restroom and never came out.
The friend went to check on him after a while and found him lying on the ground.
An official cause of death was not revealed.
ABC News correspondent Chris Christie revealed that as of 4 p.m., PST police were still on the scene at the home where the prolific singer was found dead.
Few additional details have been released.