Coolio’s future may have just gotten a little bit brighter.
As RumorFix previously reported, Coolio was arrested on April 1 after his baby mama, Anabella Chatman, accused the rapper of beating her up during an argument over their five-year-old son Christopher and Coolio’s girlfriend Mimi. But during an exclusive interview with the star, Coolio revealed to RumorFix that Anabella’s accusations are nothing but a bunch of lies and his angry ex attacked him in a jealous rage.
But things are looking up for Coolio because Anabella’s former best friend is coming to the defense of the 90′s hip-hop performer. In an on-camera testimony, Tara Bornelia, who took Anabella to the hospital and was with her on the night of the altercation, reveals to RumorFix exclusively that the information Anabella gave the police was false according to the information she gave Bornelia that same night. She says, “I’m worried about Anabella’s state of mental health because her stories to me kept on changing.”
Bornelia continues, ”First she said she ran after Coolio because she didn’t want him to take their son, but [she told me that] she was also high and couldn’t control herself, so she ended up getting into an altercation where she was chasing him [Coolio],” adding, ” [She said] she lost her grip on the back of the truck when he was leaving and fell down.”
The friend also accuses Anabella of drug use. “I babysat her son while she was recuperating [from the altercation],” she says. “And when I was in the garage with her little boy, he had a pink lunch box, and I asked him, ‘What are you doing with that little pink lunch box? That’s for girls!’ and he replied, ‘That’s my mama’s smoke.’ I opened up the lunchbox and it was full of marijuana, and I didn’t approve of that. I become concerned of her smoking around him because he had just been in the hospital three days from an asthma attack and now he is inhaling her marijuana, so I was very worried and concerned about his health.”
The ex-friend continues, “Another problem is that she [Anabella] has a very jealous personality. She feels she loves Coolio very much and doesn’t want to lose him to anybody. She said that if she couldn’t have Coolio then nobody could. That’s why I’m worried about Coolio–because if these charges cause Coolio to get put away in jail then she’s won her case. And I don’t think it’s fair for a man to be in prison [over the reason] that if a [certain] woman can’t have him, nobody can–and for somebody to lie to make a man go to prison for something they have not done, and are not guilty of anything, except for not loving her. It’s unfair to him. But until the truth is told by her, Coolio is in a prison, he’s in jail because of her lies.”
Coolio a.k.a. Artis Leon Ivey Jr. is facing misdemeanor charges of battery constituting domestic violence stemming from the baby mama drama that got physical earlier this month.