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Rap legend Coolio stuns punters with live performance at Conor McGregor’s Dublin pub


Coolio stunned punters by showing up at Conor McGregor’s Dublin pub on Thursday night.

The American rap legend took the stage to sing his classic hit Gangsta’s Paradise at the Black Forge Inn to cheers from those enjoying a night out at the Crumlin.

Coolio also posed for photos with staff and customers before performing the 1995 hit alongside a band from Dublin.

The Compton native, 58, visited the pub with Dublin rap duo Versatile, with whom he previously recorded a music video in the capital.

Sharing a video of his performance online on Instagram, pub manager Liam Flynn wrote: “Front row seats to watch coolio play Gangsters Paradise. Best Thursday here so far!”

Coolio’s visit comes just days after Dan Bilzerian rocked the pub before partying with a number of models at a luxury hotel.

The American businessman, dubbed the “King of Instagram”, posed for photos at the Black Forge Inn with seven women and a UFC belt.

Speaking to McGregor on Instagram, Bilzerian wrote, “Thank you for the hospitality.”

Meanwhile, McGregor is said to have acquired another Dublin pub in one of the most picturesque parts of the county.

The motto states that he bought The Waterside bar in Howth, which is a stone’s throw from the Howth Yacht Club, making it a natural fit since Conor now often spends his days cruising around in his Lamborghini yacht.

And that’s without counting how well it will suit his father Tony since he has long been passionate about sailing and constantly shares images of his latest escapades aboard his boat “The 188” (named after the old payment indemnities from Conor).

This will be Conor’s third boozer, featuring The Black Forge in his native Crumlin and the Marble Arch in Drimnagh.

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