Star of Reality Show ‘Larrymania,’ Accused of Kidnapping and Assault, Faces Extradition to South Carolina

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"Larrymania" star Larry Hernandez is seen in an undated file photo. (Credit: Los Angeles Times)

The singer Larry Hernandez became famous performing narcocorridos, the vivid ballads that chronicle the drug trade with bravado.

But on his reality show, “Larrymania,” he is a goofy if foul-mouthed star whose family adventures make for the type of low-key drama that resonates with a young, bilingual fan base that has also grown up with the Kardashians: He shops for baby clothes, vacations in London and lightheartedly argues with Kenia, the mother of his daughters.

Like other successful reality stars, the singer, whose show airs on Latino youth-oriented NBC Universo, has won loyal fans by making his life accessible and open on TV and social media.

Now that life is even more exposed as Hernandez stands accused of kidnapping and assault in South Carolina in a case that has shocked fans and riveted Latino media since his arrest last month on a warrant at Ontario Airport.

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