Tone Loc charged with assault weapon possession, domestic violence
Rapper Tone Loc pleaded not guilty on Thursday after being charged with one felony count of possession of an assault weapon and one felony count of domestic violence, according to court documents obtained by OnTheRedCarpet.com.
The 45-year-old, whose real name is Anthony Smith and who is famous for his raspy voice, was arrested on June 28 after a reported fight with the mother of his child. It was discovered during the investigation that Smith was in possession of an un-registered Colt AR-15 Sporter.
The rapper entered his plea at Burbank Superior Court and is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing on July 28.
He was detained for less than three hours behind bars near Los Angeles before he posted a $50,000 bond, CNN reported at the time, quoting a police official as saying the incident involved a "physical altercation with the mother of his child."
Tone Loc rose to fame in the 1980s with the hits "Funky Cold Medina" and "Wild Thing," the latter of which was featured in the 1989 comedy film "Uncle Buck," which starred John Candy. In 2007, the rapper released a remix of the track, which featured artist Peaches.
Tone Loc has himself also appeared in movies. He played a police officer in the 1994 Jim Carrey movie "Ace Ventura: Pet Detective" and voiced a character in the 1992 animated film "FernGully: The Last Rainforest." Tone Loc also has parts on television shows such as "NewsRadio" and "Yes Dear."
Check out videos of Tone Loc's music video for "Wild Thing" as well as footage of him performing a remix of it with Peaches below.