Tone Loc, the musician behind such late-80s hits as Wild Thing and Funky Cold Medina, is being sued by the mother of his baby for unpaid child support, according to TMZ. Here’s hoping the guy still has quite a bit of money stashed in the bank from his days as a chart-topping rapper, as he’s rumored to owe roughly $40,000.
Eilise Sharkey recently filed the court documents, stating that Anthony Terrell Smith was ordered to pay approximately $3,300 a month in child support starting last October. Sharkey claims that Tone Loc continues to schedule gigs on a regular basis. The mother of his child also states the rapper frequently makes $5,000 per show, so he shouldn’t have any trouble getting the money together.
The Christian Post reports that Tone Loc and Ellise Sharkey have had their share of differences in the past. In 2011, the musician was arrested for domestic violence and possession of a Colt AR-15 Sporter rifle, a weapon which is prohibited by California law. As a result, Loc was sentenced to one day in jail as well as three years probation, 30 days of community services, and a whopping 52 weeks of anger management.
Unless you’re a child of the 80s who spent a lot of time listening to Top 40 radio and/or rap music, chances are you’re unfamiliar with the musical stylings of Tone Loc. In 1989, the rapper dropped his debut album, Loc-ed After Dark, which contained the hits Funky Cold Medina and Wild Thing. To date, the album has sold two million copies. His last album, Cool Hand Loc, was released in 1991.
In addition to his music career, Loc and his instantly recognizable voice have been featured in numerous motion pictures and television programs. In 1994 alone, Loc starred in such Hollywood endeavors as Ace Venture: Pet Detective, Blank Check, and Car 54, Where Are You?.