Rapper MC Hammer stated that on Saturday he was a target of racial profiling when a police officer arrested him for resisting arrest outside a mall in Dublin, California.
The Alameda County Sheriff's office confirmed Hammer, who was born, Stanley Kirk Burrell, 50, was arrested Thursday night, reports the San Francisco Chronicle.
Hammer, who resides in Tracy, posted messages on Twitter Saturday afternoon, saying he was sitting in his car after lifting weights when a Dublin officer he described as a “chubby Elvis-looking dude” tapped on his car window and asked him “Are you on parole or probation?”
“While I was handing him my ID he reached in my car and tried to pull me out of the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet,” Hammer tweeted.
“It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (Mall Cop)!!!,
But make no mistake he's dangerous.”
Hammer added in another tweet that the “Only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge.”
He concluded by saying “Contrary to the officer's personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole, or probation fat boy!!!