Rapper Tone Loc was arrested on Saturday afternoon for suspicion of felony domestic violence, following an alleged physical altercation with the mother of one of his children.
The 45-year-old Los Angeles MC (born Anthony Terrell Smith), best known for his late 1980s rap hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina,” was arrested around 2:45 p.m. on Saturday at an apartment complex in Burbank, California, according to TMZ.
At press time, it was reported that the sometime actor had posted the $50,000 bail and was released from jail after three hours. Police did not reveal who the alleged victim in the incident was.
Best known for his gravelly voice and laid-back attitude, Loc’s two best-selling singles came from his 1989 debut, Loc-ed After Dark, which was followed by the less-successful 1991 disc Cool Hand Loc. After his music career cooled off, the rapper used his unmistakable voice to launch a second career as a voice-over star and sometime movie actor, appearing in films such as “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane” and “Posse.”
He’s also lent his voice to the movies “FernGully: The Last Rainforest,” “A Cool Like That Christmas” and “Titan A.E.,” as well as the TV shows “King of the Hill” and “C-Bear and Jamal.”
Last December, Loc was arrested for DUI, but his manager told TMZ that his client does not drink and it was a seizure that caused him to drive erratically.