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BROOKLYN, NY - SEPTEMBER 12: Coolio performs at 90sFEST Pop Culture and Music Festival on September 12, 2015 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images for 90sFEST)

This “Jeopardy!” contestant lost money because of how he pronounced the word “gangsta” and even Coolio chimed in on the subject!

Here’s what went down…

Here’s what “Jeopardy!” had to say about the ruling… “Although Nick’s response of “Gangster’s Paradise Lost” was initially accepted, the hard R sound caught the ear of one member of the onstage team, who immediately followed up with a quick check.  It turns out that “gangsta” and “gangster” are both listed separately in the Oxford English Dictionary, each with its own unique definition.  Nick changed not only the song’s title, but also its meaning ­– making his response unacceptable.”

“TMZ” got in touch with Coolio and here’s what he had to say about the situation…

Coolio Wants White People to Learn from 'Gangsta's Paradise' Jeopardy Mistake | TMZ

Coolio wants white people to remember one rule of thumb when it comes to hip-hop -- the "E-R" will always get you in trouble ... as a "Jeopardy!" contestant learned the hard way. SUBSCRIBE: About TMZ: TMZ has consistently been credited for breaking the biggest stories dominating the entertainment news landscape and changed the way the public gets their news.