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Coolio Allegedly Punches Girlfriend

Rapper-turned-reality show hopper Coolio faces a misdemeanor battery charge after getting into a heated, physical exchange with the mother of his son, according to the New York Daily News.

By// Mariah Craddick

Rapper-turned-reality show hopper Coolio is facing a misdemeanor battery charge after getting into a heated, physical exchange with the mother of his son, according to the New York Daily News

Allegedly, Coolio – whose real name is Artis Ivey – pushed girlfriend Anabella Chapman to the ground and punched her in the face over an argument about another girlfriend he brought to their house. After busting her lip, he tried to leave the house with their son and the other woman, according to what Chapman told police. In an attempt to retrieve her son from the car, she fell and was sideswiped by his truck.

Ivey eventually returned and picked Chapman up to take her to an urgent care facility. According to the medical staff, she said she was ordered to say she fell on her own. When police tracked down Ivey, he denied hitting her and said he was the victim instead. However, because of Chapman’s injuries police found Ivey to be the “predominant physical aggressor” and arrested him.