MC Hammer was arrested on Feb. 22, but he believes that he was racially profiled. According to TMZ, Hammer was arrested in Dublin, Calif. for obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties. According to his Twitter account, he was randomly asked, "Are you on parole or probation?" Hammer believes that the officer asked him this because of his race.
At first, Hammer thought it was just a "joke" but the officer allegedly took things to another level. "He pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help," MC Hammer said. After he was released, he took to Twitter to discuss his point of view.
MC Hammer's arrest is now making news. TMZ reached out to Dublin Police Department but did not hear back. Naturally, people are showing their support for the rapper, many making "Can't Touch This" jokes and what not. Hammer had a lot to say about how he was treated and his fans supported him 100%.
"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 citied for obstruction smh (sic). 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 (sic)," MC Hammer said in a series of tweets.
Do you think the MC Hammer arrest was warranted? Was he racially profiled?
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