Grtis Ivey, the son of rapper Coolio, was arrested in Las Vegas last November after he reportedly robbed an apartment with a prostitute. The 22-year-old Grtis is the oldest son of the rapper and appeared on the reality television show “Coolio’s Rules” along with his famous father. According to reports, Grtis, who was called Artis on the television show, broke into a Las Vegas apartment in late October of last year and, at gunpoint, forced the occupant into the apartment’s restroom while he and prostitute Shantrice Wilkerson swept the apartment for valuables before leaving. The story goes that Wilkerson met a man named Joseph Hall at a nightclub in the Luxor hotel in Las Vegas on October 26th. Wilkerson reportedly told Hall that it was her dream to have sex on a pile of cash. Hall, who didn’t know that Wilkerson was a prostitute, took her back to his apartment to pull out $5,000 in cash from a safe. The couple then went to Wilkerson’s apartment where she reportedly asked to be paid up front. At that point, Hall is said to have left. Wilkerson, however, brought Ivey back to Hall’s apartment three days later to rob it. Hall was reportedly not at home when Ivey and Wilkerson arrived, but his roommate was. Ivey and Wilkerson are said to have taken a safe, two iPads, two laptop computers, passports and several other items before leaving. Both Wilkerson and Ivey were arrested on November 14th and were identified by the roommate. Both are being charged with robbery with a deadly weapon, kidnapping and larceny, though they deny having entered the apartment with a gun. Ivey was being held without bail until his court appearance on March 12th.
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