Tone Loc was detained by police at the Midland Air and Space Port in Midland, Texas following an argument with another man.
The incident happened on Saturday (March 23), reports CBS7. It was initially not known what sparked the rapper’s detainment but the issue behind the what happened has come to light through follow-up reports. According to one witness, the situation started when Loc, born Anthony Smith, got into an argument with a man wearing a confederate flag hat.
Loc reportedly questioned, “How are you going to wear that in front of a black man?”
Words were exchanged. That’s when the person’s mother reportedly told the rapper, “You can’t talk to him like that. He’s a minor.”
Loc reportedly apologized but stayed true to his stance. Both parties exited the airport and continued to jaw at each other. While outside, Loc and the woman’s husband began to get into it. Police then ran over to quell the situation. Some of the exchange was captured on video. In the clip, the rapper, who celebrated his 53rd birthday earlier this month, is seen cursing at the man. Police run up and separate the two and appear to put the “Wild Thing” rapper in handcuffs.
Loc did not end up getting arrested. No charges were filed on either party. Check out video of Tone Loc being detained by police at the Midland Air and Space Port below.
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