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Rapper Tone Loc arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

June 19, 2011 |  2:56 pm

The rapper/actor who goes by the stage name Tone Loc was arrested in Burbank on suspicion of felony domestic violence, Burbank police said Sunday.

The rapper, also known as Anthony Smith, whose biggest hit was “Wild Thing,” was taken into custody shortly before 4 p.m on Saturday, according to inmate records. Smith, 45, was released from a Glendale jail a few hours later after posting $50,000 bail, police said.

Burbank Police Sgt. Tracy Sanchez said he could not say who the alleged victim was.

Tone Loc had two top 10 hits in 1989, including the track “Funky Cold Medina.”

-- David Zahniser