Did you wake up this morning thinking: “Gee, I wonder whatever happened to Tone Loc?”
Funny you should ask.
The gravelly-voiced hip-hopster and sometimes actor, best remembered for his ’80s charttoppers “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Thing,” was arrested in Southern California over the weekend on felony suspicion of domestic violence charges. Burbank Police Sergeant Tracy Sanchez says Loc, whose real name is Anthony Smith, was collared on Saturday after getting into an altercation with his child’s mother. Witnesses say Loc didn’t put up a fight when he was taken into custody around 2:45 PM at an apartment complex in Burbank.
A four-time Grammy nominee, Loc’s acting credits include Hollywood hits Ace Ventura: Pet Detective and Heat, in addition to a number of voiceover roles. Does BeBe’s Kids ring a bell? Tone has been incognito from the showbusiness sign since serving as a “judge” on one season of The WB’s American Idol parody singing competition, Superstar USA, back in 2003.
He’s being held in a Burbank jail on $50,000 bond. Who wants to volunteer to start a #RaiseBailMoney4ToneLoc hashtag on Twitter?