The legendary American rapper Coolio passed away on Wednesday but his legacy will live forever. The cause of the death was unknown immediately but according to recent sources, he died due to a cardiac arrest in Los Angeles. Today we look back at the time when the American rapper shared a beef with Weird Al Yankovic. Initially Coolio denied permission for Yankovic to roast his famous song Gangsta’s Paradise but later made up with him.
Coolio denied permission to make a parody of his song Gangsta’s Paradise
Weird Al Yankovic is famous for making comedy songs that make fun of pop culture. In an interview in 2011 at the Institute Of Production& Recording, the Fantastic Voyage rapper talked about feeling bad about a certain incident. He revealed that he felt bad initially when Yankovic asked for his permission to spoof the song and he denied it. After some time, he realized that even if he said no, he will not be able to stop the production of Yankovic’s song due to no breach of copyright regulations.
The West Up rapper later put his ego aside and made up with Weird Al Yankovic
After saying no to Yankovic, Coolio said that he actually gave the idea some thought. He said, “Wait a minute.’ I was like, ‘Coolio, who the f**k do you think you are?” Yankovic has spoofed many songs of many legends like Micheal Jackson and Madonna. Coolio realized that he has roasted so many legendary singers and they didn’t mad. Why should he not put aside his ego? He said, “I was being too magnificent and too terrific about myself and that’s not what you want to do.”
The American rapper later apologized to Yankovic and they made up. He even said that this was one of the stupidest things he did in his career.
Nonetheless, Weird Al Yankovic released Amish Paradise, a parody of the song Gangsta’s Paradise in 1996. The parody song ended up hitting rank 53 on America’s Billboard Hot 100 list.