MC Hammer Arrested in California
On Friday (Feb. 22), MC Hammer was arrested on charges of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer. However, the rapper is saying that he was unjustly profiled because of his race.
According to reports from TMZ, Hammer says that the officer brandished his weapon and immediately interrogated him: “Are you on parole or probation?”
The ‘U Can’t Touch This’ creator was then booked and released from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif.
Later, Hammer detailed exactly what went on that day on Twitter, of course.
“Chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said ‘Are you on parole or probation?’”
“While I was handing him my ID he reached in my car and tried to pull me out the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet…,” he continued.
“It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!! But make no mistake he’s dangerous.. only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge,” he wrote.
“I was citied for obstruction smh. You have to know me to understand I was laughing when he was grunting and pulling on me .. I had just left the weight room .. I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy!!!”
Although Hammer clearly hasn’t held anything back from the Twitterverse, the Santa Rita police department has remained mum on the case.
Watch MC Hammer’s ‘U Can’t Touch This’ Video