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MC Hammer Tweets He Is Free Of Charges

  • Published: March 8, 2013
MC Hammer Tweets He Is Free Of Charges

It appears rapper MC Hammer won’t have to trade his parachute pants for an orange jumpsuit following his arrest at a Dublin shopping center two weeks ago.

Charges for resisting an officer in Dublin have been dropped, the musician and dancer tweeted Friday evening.
“Thank You to all my friends and supporters. All CHARGES DECLINED. Dropped,” he wrote. “Have A great Weekend.”

For now, we’ll have to take Hammer’s word for it as Dublin police didn’t immediately return calls to confirm the charges had been dropped.

The 50-year-old recording artist, who lives in Tracy, was arrested on Feb. 21 in the Hacienda Crossings shopping center after a verbal altercation with an officer who pulled him over in a car that wasn’t registered in his name. He was cited and released following the incident.

Following the arrest, Hammer, who is officially Stanley Kirk Burrell, accused the officer of racial profiling.
The officer reportedly told Hammer to roll down his window and then asked if he was on probation or parole.
The rapper took to Twitter shortly after his release to give his side of the story.

“It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!!,” he wrote. “But make no mistake he’s dangerous.”

Hammer’s heyday was in the ’80s and ’90s with the Oakland native’s biggest hits including “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit.”

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