Rapper Coolio has caused controversy by alleging his appearance on U.S. reality Tv show Celebrity Wife Swap was faked as he wasn't in a relationship with the woman who posed as his girlfriend.

The hip-hop star took part in the series with a woman named Mimi, who he claimed to be his longterm partner, and they were rumoured to have ended their relationship shortly after taking part in the show with Sugar Ray singer Mark MCGrath and his wife Carin.

However, Coolio has now raised doubts about the authenticity of his turn on the show by claiming Mimi wasn't his girlfriend.

He tells Britain's Daily Record, "Listen. It was all set up. I'm nothing like that (how I was portrayed on the show). I'm not even with Mimi. I never was. She's a friend of mine."

Coolio goes on to insist he will never take part in reality Tv again, adding, "They tried to make me look bad. I don't want to do that stuff again. I'm going to concentrate on my music and food shows and a film about my darker days."