Students were treated to a surprise intimate gig with rapper Coolio after the Gangsta's Paradise singer swung by to cook dinner when they met him on a night out.

The University of Central Lancashire students stifled their giggles when Coolio broke into song while chilling on their sofa in Preston. Student Olivia Johnson-Aley, who uploaded the video onto YouTube, said she met Coolio on a student night out and the rapper offered to cook for her and her housemates.

He trotted off to Tesco's and so begun the rather surreal evening.

Posting on reddit, one of the students wrote: "He was playing a gig in our city, and a few of my housemates were in the VIP after party. He came back to our house afterwards, and told us that he wasn’t busy that night so would come over and cook us dinner.

"We had Coolio’s Caprese Salad, Chicken á la Daaaamn, and Peach Crumble. We also videoed a cooking show ('Cookin’ with Coolio'). It was just as weird as it sounds.

"Great guy though, had some very deep and profound thoughts on life and his time in the business."