MC Hammer was arrested and booked into a Dublin, California jail on Thursday.
The multi-platinum rapper, born Stanley Kirk Burrell, is accused of obstructing a police officer, stemming from an altercation at a nearby shopping complex. However, MC Hammer took to his Twitter account today with a different side to the story.
An article by Mercury News writes the altercation occurred at Dublin’s Hacienda Crossings shopping center. According to Dublin Police Lieutenant Herb Walters, MC Hammer was subsequently arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.
He was taken into custody at Santa Rita Jail, where he was booked and released. Police have stated that they do not suspect alcohol or drugs played a factor in the altercation.
“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.”
“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. I was cited for obstruction.
“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!!!”
The rapper summed up his feelings on the incident by tweeting:
“Instead of being bitter, I’m taking the opportunity to make this a ‘teachable moment’ and ‘eye opener’ for my many friends & colleagues.”
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