Washed Up Rapper Coolio Thinks People Who Hate His Pornhub Video Are Racists

Eric Owens | Editor

Coolio, a rapper from the 1990s who is still alive, has a new video out. It’s called “Take It to the Hub” and, while it’s not remotely safe for work, you can watch it at Vice.

Take It to the Hub” isn’t very imaginative compared to, say, any album filler 2 Live Crew was doing 25 years ago. The song is a lazy ode to masturbating to the porn on offer at a few popular porn websites including, most prominently, Pornhub. The record company behind the song is none other than Pornhub Records.

To hear Coolio, 51, tell the story of his latest ditty, the most frustrating part about it was making the video.

For some reason, the location chosen for filming the video was some random backyard in a swanky neighborhood in Whittier, Calif., Vice reports.

Coolio claims that some white neighbors called the police during the middle-of-the-day filming. Coolio suggests that the neighbors’ objections were race-based.

The “Take It to the Hub” video includes Coolio festooned in clothes advertising Pornhub. He is surrounded by a bunch of porn stars bouncing around and spraying hoses at each other in various states of undress — including both actual undress and wearing Pornhub stickers on their nipples.

At one point, Alexa Aimes, star of “Glory Hole Loads 3,” dances in a weird costume while sucking on a banana.

Coolio, a father of three daughters, sees racial tension as the only possible cause for concerns on the part of neighbors.

“We were shooting in a really upscale neighborhood at a really nice property,” Coolio told Vice. “It was on like a hill overlooking a little section of the city — and the neighbors didn’t take kindly to seeing black people in their neighborhood, so they called the police. I guess the police didn’t take kindly to black people being in their city.”

Coolio also suggested that bringing a bunch of commercial-grade video equipment and a bunch of porn stars to shoot a rap video while wearing a porn-company shirt and a porn-company baseball cap should in no way be construed as a commercial activity.

“They made it seem like some type of big commercial shoot and that we were doing something that was promotional. We told them what we were doing and that it was private, and they were like, ‘We don’t care.'”

After cops threatened arrests, Coolio and his crew left the scene for awhile and drove to a nearby supermarket parking lot.

Coolio, whose real name is Leon Ivey, Jr., is most famous for “Gangsta’s Paradise,” a 1995 song for which he won a Grammy. As his fame has waned, Coolio has performed at Insane Clown Posse’s “Gathering of the Juggalos,” He also won second place (behind Lou Diamond Phillips, somehow) in a 2012 Food Network reality series called “Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off.”

Earlier this summer, Coolio told Rolling Stone that the very song he told Vice wasn’t promotional is, in fact, “a fuckin’ promo song for the website.”

“It’s not even my song that I’m putting out. I’m never doing a new album,” the rapper explained in July. “I’ll probably do nothing but singles. I’m as good as anybody out there lyrically and conceptually and can go toe to toe with the best of them throughout history. But I don’t know how much longer I’ll be doing it. It’s not really fun anymore.”

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