A hilarious resurfaced clip of Coolio shows him having to perform with the production team as backup dancers at the last minute after being “mistakenly” hired on a TV show.
The rapper, who died on Wednesday aged 59, appeared on the Irish chat show Open House in 2002, where staff had to step in at the last minute for the performance.
Sharing the video on Twitter, comedy writer James Cotter said that Coolio had been rumored to have been ‘booked by mistake’ and that the team realized too late that no backup dancers had been arranged.
Uncomfortable! A hilarious resurfaced clip of Coolio shows him having to perform with the production team as his backup dancers at the last minute after being ‘mistakenly’ booked on a TV show.
James wrote: ‘RIP Coolio. Never forget his appearance on the Irish daytime talk show Open House, who, legend has it, hired him by mistake.
“They hadn’t hired backup dancers, so he had the middle-aged production crew dress up and do it for him. The best television in history.
RTÉ presenter Marty Whelan, who introduced him, later confirmed his Tweet by saying: ‘Ah Coolio, I remember you fondly.
Mistake: The rapper, who died on Wednesday aged 59, appeared on the Irish chat show Open House in 2002, where staff had to step in at the last minute for the performance.
Funny: Sharing the video on Twitter, comedy writer James Cotter said it was rumored Coolio had been ‘mistakenly booked’ and the team realized too late that no backup dancers had been arranged.
Throwback: RTÉ presenter Marty Whelan (pictured), who introduced him and later confirmed his Tweet by saying, ‘Ah Coolio, I remember you fondly!’
Having him dance with the staff was quite a moment. Which they gladly did. The very idea of featuring Coolio on evening TV shows you how innovative RTÉ has always been…’
The clip shows Marty introducing him, saying, “To perform this now we have a number of our own team, Open House team, we could call them, including DJ Liz who’s there and the rest of them.”
‘Ladies and gentlemen, it’s Coolio and Ghetto Square Dance!’
Error: James wrote: ‘RIP Coolio. Never forget his appearance on the Irish daytime talk show Open House, who, according to legend, hired him by mistake!
The performance then showed Coolio rapping as three awkward men in hoodies stood behind him trying to dance.
As the clip circulated again, fans of the late star reacted to the hilarious moment, writing, “This is art, the way the man on the right is doing impromptu traditional standing spins at every wedding. which he has attended, incorporating it into a coolio performance. Honestly, tears of laughter here!
Another said: ‘That’s great!’ while a third said: ‘Ah, jeez…. pure class!!!’
Someone else commented: ‘Remember watching this live wondering what was going on!’
Reaction: When the clip circulated again, fans of the late star reacted to the hilarious moment, writing: “This is art!”
Coolio, best known for his hit song Gangsta’s Paradise, died on Wednesday at the age of 59.
The musician, whose real name is Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was found unconscious on the bathroom floor of a friend’s house in Los Angeles around 4 p.m.
Emergency medical technicians stated that Coolio died at the scene and an autopsy is now underway to establish the official cause of death, although police sources shared that “no drugs or drug paraphernalia were found at the scene” and do not suspect of a crime.
Paramedics suspected cardiac arrest, according to the star’s manager, Jarez.
Hilarious: The performance then showed Coolio rapping while three awkward men in hoodies stood behind him trying to dance
Confusion: Someone else commented on the resurfaced video: ‘Remember watching this live wondering what was going on!’
The West Coast legend is survived by his ex-wife, Josefa Salinas, whom he married in 1996. The former couple separated four years later after having four children.
He is reported to have between six and 10 children in total with various women. Known children of hers include Grtis Ivey, Brandi Ivey, Milan Ivey, Darius Ivey, Zhaneand Ivey, Jackie Ivey, Kate Ivey, Shayne Ivey, Artisha Ivey and Artis Ivey III.
Coolio was recently spotted performing on stage during Riot Fest 2022 at Douglass Park on September 18 in Chicago, Illinois, and just four days ago he took to Instagram to share his latest performance in Texas.
Gone too soon: Coolio, best known for his song Gangsta’s Paradise, died on Wednesday at the age of 59 (pictured 10 days ago)
He was also seen looking healthy in early April at the Sydney airport, where he generously stopped to take photos with fans, ahead of his Luna Park concert.
After being born in the steel town of Monessen, southwestern Pennsylvania, he moved to Compton, Los Angeles, where he began developing his skills by participating in rap contests.
He recorded the singles Watcha Gonna Do and You’re Gonna Miss Me in the late 1980s, before joining the group WC and Maad Circle in 1991.
He had his break as a solo artist three years later with the single Fantastic Voyage, from his debut single album It Takes a Thief, which was released on Tommy Boy Records.
The flamboyant singer released Gangster’s Paradise in 1995 and the song topped the charts in the US, UK, France, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
The single itself sold over six million copies worldwide and comes from her 4x platinum-winning, Grammy-nominated 17-track album of the same name.
Possible cause: Paramedics suspect cardiac arrest, although an official cause of death has not been determined according to the star’s manager, Jarez (pictured in 1996)