Why did Coolio and Tina Malone fall out? 'Celebrity Big Brother' 2009 controversy

Coolio and Tina Malone fell out on Celebrity Big Brother. (Getty)
Coolio and Tina Malone fell out on Celebrity Big Brother. (Getty)

Tina Malone has paid tribute to the rapper Coolio after hearing of his death, saying she was "glad we got to make up".

According to TMZ, the star, whose real name was Artis Leon Ivey Jr, was found unresponsive on the bathroom floor at a friend’s house in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

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Celebrity friends of the musician, who was 59 when he died, have offered their condolences, including Michelle Pfeiffer who starred in the 1995 movie Dangerous Minds which featured Coolio's song 'Gangsta's Paradise'.

Former Shameless star Malone offered: “RIP COOLIO! YOU DROVE ME NUTS, YOU MADE ME LAUGH! GLAD WE GOT TO MAKE UP! Godbless xx.”

But Celebrity Big Brother fans may have been surprised to see the message - here's why.

What happened between Coolio and Tina Malone?

LONDON - JANUARY 23:  Coolio is evicted from the Big Brother House during the final of Celebrity Big Brother 2009 at Elstree Studios on January 23, 2009 in London, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Coolio was in Celebrity Big Brother 2009. (Getty Images)

Coolio and Malone crossed paths when they both took part in the 2009 UK series of Celebrity Big Brother.

The rapper had fallen out with a couple of other housemates and clashed over tasks, but he and Malone locked horns over a shopping list.

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In a row over who should be allowed to read out the shopping list for the housemates, Coolio told Malone to "shut the f*** up".

Malone then got to her feet and shouted at him: "No f***ing man will ever tell me to shut up."

(from left to right) Davina McCall with Tina Malone who is the second house mate to be evicted from the Celebrity Big Brother House at Elstree Studios, Borehamwood in Hertfordshire.
Tina Malone had a big argument with Coolio in the house. (PA)

Coolio told her to "shut her big ass mouth" but was called to the Diary Room in an attempt to defuse the argument.

The pair later made up after leaving the house, and Malone paid a heartfelt tribute after learning of his death.

What were Coolio's other memorable moments on Big Brother?

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - AUGUST 24:  Coolio enters the final Ultimate Big Brother 2010 House at Elstree Studios on August 24, 2010 in Borehamwood, England.  (Photo by Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images)
Coolio left Ultimate Big Brother on day five. (Getty Images)

Coolio took part in Big Brother twice - as well as his 2009 stint, he was invited back to be a housemate on Ultimate Big Brother in 2010.

He had a number of stormy encounters in both series, including falling out with Ulrika Jonsson in 2009 who felt he was overbearing, particularly with the female housemates.

Following his death, Jonsson told PA: "I spent a fair bit of time with Coolio – he was a misogynist, broke wind a lot; he fancied himself as a cook but my God, we had so many laughs."

Sugababes singer Mutya Buena left the 2009 series early as she said that Coolio had made her feel uncomfortable a number of times, and model Lucy Pinder also complained about his behaviour.

BOREHAMWOOD, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 03: Nadia Almada is evicted from the Ultimate Big Brother House on September 3, 2010 in Borehamwood, England.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
Nadia Almada rowed with Coolio. (Getty Images)

In Ultimate Big Brother, Coolio had a number of run-ins with former Big Brother winner Nadia Almada, which came to a head when he was caught hiding her clothes.

It led to a furious row, during which Coolio was called to the Diary Room and by mutual agreement between himself and the producers, he left the house on day five.

What happened to Coolio?

Coolio died aged 59 on Wednesday, after reportedly being found unresponsive on the bathroom floor of a friend's house in LA.

His manager at Trinity Artists International, Sheila Finegan, said: “We are saddened by the loss of our dear friend and client, Coolio, who passed away this afternoon. He touched the world with the gift of his talent and will be missed profoundly.

“Thank you to everyone worldwide who has listened to his music and to everyone who has been reaching out regarding his passing. Please have Coolio’s loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”