(NEW YORK) — Rapper MC Hammer suggested he was a victim of racial profiling and called his recent arrest a “teachable moment.”
The “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit” singer was arrested Thursday night in Dublin, Calif., on charges of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.
On Saturday, MC Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Burrell, tweeted his side of the story.
He said an officer approached his car and asked, “Are you on parole or probation?”
MC Hammer said while he was handing the officer his identification, the officer pulled him out of the car.
“It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help … but make no mistake, he’s dangerous,” MC Hammer tweeted.
The Dublin Police Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
“Instead of being bitter, I’m taking the opportunity to make this a ‘teachable moment’ and ‘eye opener’ for my many friends & colleagues,” MC Hammer told his followers.
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