Witness details rapper Tone Loc’s detainment at Midland International Air & Space Port


Longtime rapper Tone Loc was temporarily detained at the Midland International Air and Space Port on Saturday afternoon. 

Midland city officials confirm the detainment to BIG 2 / FOX 24. 

One witness who was at the airport says it all stemmed from rapper, Anthony Smith’s, interaction with a man at baggage claims. 

The witness who took video of the incident says Smith commented on a young man’s confederate flag hat saying “how are you going to wear that in front of a black man?”  

According to the witness, Smith and the other man started exchanging some words. 

That’s when the young man’s mother interjected saying “you can’t talk to him like that. He’s a minor”. 

Smith then went on to apologize but affirmed his belief that the teenager should not wear that hat. 

The mother then began to respond and say her son can wear whatever he wants. 

Smith began to leave the airport and the mother followed suit, both exchanging words, per the witness.

Once outside, the woman’s husband also got involved in the heated argument. 

The video shows MPD officers separate both parties and detain Smith. 

The 53-year-old rapper is know for hit singles like “Funky Cold Medina” and “Wild Thing”. 

Smith has also made some film appearances with movies like “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective”. 

City officials tell us no charges have been filed by either party. 

We have reached out to Smith’s management for comment but have not heard back. 

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