Getty Images. Coolio has appeared on the UK reality show Celebrity Big Brother.
The crowd at Staffordshire University in Stoke-on-Trent, England, had little love for '90s rap staple Coolio
reports the rapper dove into the crowd during a performance at the student union last Wednesday, expecting to be buoyed and carried on the hands of his adoring fans. Unfortunately, Coolio doesn't carry the same clout he did when "Gangsta's Paradise" came out (1995), and the crowd actually parted to let him fall. According to one witness, a girl was almost crushed by the falling star.
But it gets worse. A barman who witnessed the event said: Then all the students decided to launch on him. They grabbed whatever they could, including his trainers, watch, chains and glasses. He was pulled back on stage by the bouncers. They got his shoes back for him.
That had to have hurt. The dude's 45 years old. I hope for his sake that it was all an elaborate publicity stunt for the sake of his reality show, but I'm pretty sure his show (Coolio's Rules
, on Oxygen) got cancelled a while ago.
Poor Coolio. The new millenium has not been kind to him.