COOLIO’S kids have warned fans not to believe fake GoFundMe sites, which claim to be raising money for his memorial.
The rapper’s daughter Brandi shared an Instagram Story telling fans not to be fooled by phony donation pages, including one on GoFundMe that reads: “Remembrance for coolio memorial” with a target to raise $2,700.
Brandi warned that “we do not have a go fund me – report any you see,” with her mom Dimp duplicating the warning on social media.
The 59-year-old died at his friend’s Los Angeles apartment on September 28 from a suspected cardiac arrest.
On Monday, Coolio’s partner Mimi Ivey revealed to the Daily Mail that the rapper didn’t want a funeral, saying: “I’m respecting his wishes. He wanted to die in cremation.
“He didn’t want any funerals, he didn’t want any memorial services.” He didn’t want any of that.”
Mimi admitted that Coolio had been seeing other women, but they had an amicable arrangement, and there was “nothing that man ever did that he hid from me.”
Coolio was father to at least ten children through four different baby moms. The U.S. Sun has the information that other family members have an alternative idea to Mimi. They are planning on a memorial.
Relatives have been openly telling loved ones that they’ll let them know about a memorial, with Brandi’s mom, Dimp, saying on Facebook that she’ll be in touch with an invite “once everything is finalized.”
Some of Coolio’s children have posted touching Instagram stories to their father, such as Brandi, who shared a series of pics of Coolio with her brood, saying: “he was really excited about having grandkids … it’s not fair.”
This is Darius’s second tragedy, after he lost Taleya White, his mother, in February 2021.
At the time, he shared a photo of his mom Taleya saying: “See you later mah.”
After his dad’s passing, he then posted a photo of Coolio and Taleya together: “Pops my hero. Mama my muse. Mama, my muse. All I ever wanted was to see you free from the spotlight.
“Words can’t describe what you mean to me. Love you so much, rest easy.”
The U.S. Sun can reveal that the family has been blighted with tragically early deaths, as Dimp disclosed that Coolio’s daughter Jackie “was named after [her] late mother Jackie, who passed away in 89.”
Dimp took Jackie in, who references her adopted mother several times in Mother’s Day photos expressing her love and gratitude.
Meanwhile, son Artis Jr had his own unique Instagram story for his dad with a series of clips beginning with a picture of what appears to be a marijuana joint and Coolio’s voice in the background.
Then there’s a video from a strip club, with audio from Coolio’s greatest hit Gangsta’s Paradise, playing in the background and a girl dancing and notes on the table in front.