Fans Reflect On American Rapper And Producer Coolio’s Words Of Wisdom To BTS Following His Unexpected Passing

R.I.P. Coolio.

It was reported on September 29 by TMZ that legendary rapper, producer, and actor Coolio passed away from unknown causes while at a friend’s house. The rapper was known most famously for his song “Gangsta’s Paradise,” but is also known among K-Pop fans for his appearance on BTS‘s American Hustle Life reality program.

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Coolio (top center) with BTS’s Jimin (bottom left), Jungkook (bottom center), and J-Hope (bottom right).


During American Hustle Life, BTS did a variety of missions in order to experience “true hip-hop” culture. These missions ranged from filming a rap-inspired music video for “Boy In Luv” featuring beautiful women…

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…to honing their talents with other musical professionals.

Coolio appeared in the first few episodes where the members of the group were tasked with impressing Coolio with a meal and tried a variety of tactics to make the most memorable impression.

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Though they got off to a rough start, Coolio had nothing but love for the group and left them a special message at the end of his time on the show. Coolio advised the group to “stay dedicated to your crafts” and to continue with music “because you love it.”

This was not the last time ARMY saw Coolio speaking about BTS.

In 2017 during a Billboard Live interview, the group talked about artists that they wished to collaborate with. After the interview, Billboard uploaded a short video on Twitter, thanking the group for coming, to which Coolio responded by wishing them luck. A few days later Coolio made another tweet wishing the group luck in America.

Fans have shared their condolences and thanked Coolio for helping the group out all those years ago, as well as for the heartfelt advice and support he offered to the group.

You can check out a clip of Coolio on the show below:

Source: TMZ

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