Tone Loc Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges of Domestic Violence

by Ayvaunn Penn, Your Black World

According to prosecutors, music artist Tone Loc known for his hits “Wild Thing” and “Funky Cold Medina” is pleading not guilty to a felony charge of domestic violence in association with an arrest that took place earlier this year. Real name Anthony Smith, Loc entered a plea on Thursday at a Burbank, California, courthouse after being arrested on June 18th.

The Associate Press reports, he is also currently facing “a felony possession of an assault weapon charge because Burbank police discovered the rapper has an unregistered Colt AR-15 rifle…Police have released few details about the 45-year-old’s arrest, saying only that he was taken into custody after a woman accused him of assault.” The Associated Press also reports that Loc’s agent could not be reached when they called. Loc is scheduled to be in court again on July 28.

Ayvaunn Penn is a spoken word artist and an award winning writer completing her degree in English and philosophy. For more of her witty-word works click here. To have your original poetry featured by Ms. Penn on Your Black Poets, click here.


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