Tone Loc to play scammed Detroit bars

'Wild Thing' rapper wants to help swindled owners

Tone Loc to play scammed Detroit bars
Tone Loc is scheduled to perform at two intimate bars in Detroit that were scammed out of money to have the rapper perform at their bar.

A fraudster managed to get $400 from the Red Dog Saloon, and a further $1,000 from Bumpers after he posed as Loc’s manager, promising that the rapper would play shows at the bars last summer.

When he heard about the scam, Loc, whose real name is Anthony T. Smith, offered to play the shows at the bar to help them recoup their loss, says the Detroit Free Press.

Tone Loc’s biggest hits to date are ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Funky Cold Medina’.

The shows are planned for April 11 at the Red Dog Saloon and April 12 at Bumpers.

--By our New York staff.
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