MC Hammer says that a police officer pulled his gun and randomly asked whether or not he is on probation or parole. Hammer says, that it is a clear cut case of racial profiling.
According to a report by TMZ, MC Hammer says that he was arrested for obstructing an officer while in the performance of his duties, as well as resisting the officer. Hammer also says that the officer pulled out a gun during the process. Subsequently, the veteran rapper was ultimately arrested and booked into the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, CA, where he was later released.
Taking to the Twitter airwaves, the rapper outlined in detail the ordeal.
“Chubby Elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said ‘Are you on parole or probation?’” he wrote. “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 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 !!!”
The rapper’s troubles extend beyond this issue with the police. He most recently found himself in the news for his failure to pay $780,000 in back taxes, and he is being sued by the federal authorities to recover their losses.