Tone Loc Arrested for Domestic Violence.
'Funky Cold Medina' rapper Tone Loc (whose real name is Anthony Terrell Smith) was arrested on Saturday afternoon at a Burbank, Calif., apartment complex and charged with felony domestic violence.
The arrest, one day before Father’s Day, stemmed from an alleged physical altercation with the mother of his child. According to TMZ, the 45- year-old West Coast rap star and voice actor was taken in, without incident, and booked at the local jail in a few hours. He is being held on a $50,000 bond.
Earlier this year, Tone Loc had another run-in with the law when he was spotted driving erratically in January and arrested for DUI. He was released on bail claiming a medical condition caused a seizure (the artist has collapsed onstage in seizure in the past).
Though best known for his 1980’s hits ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Funky Cold Medina,’ the four-time Grammy nominee with the uniquely gravelly voice has also taken acting roles in films such as ‘Ace Ventura: Pet Detective’ and TV series such as ‘Touched by an Angel.’
Check out Tone Loc in a 1990’s TV appearance (he stars opposite Phil Harman in the opening scene of this clip), as he dons a badge to enforce law and order around the offices of ‘NewsRadio’: