Updated as 2/24/13 as of 5:25 p.m.:
Bay Area rapper and musical entrepreneur, MC Hammer was booked in the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on Thursday night for obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer, Lieutenant Herb Walters said.
The Oakland native, who currently lives in the East Bay, was arrested by Dublin Police Services on Feb. 21 at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, according to Walters.
Walters wrote, via email:
"He was booked and released from Santa Rita Jail. No alcohol or drugs were involved."
According to Bay City News, when asked to comment on the rapper's version of the arrest, Walters wrote in an email, "We patrol the area of Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, especially at nighttime hours. That is about all I can say for now."
MC Hammer, also known as Stanley Kirk Burrell, is best known for his 1990 hit song "U Can't Touch This" along with his trademark "puffy pants" worn on stage.
The rapper, who lives in Tracy, said on Twitter Saturday morning that a police officer tapped on his car window and asked him, 'Are you on parole or probation?'"
"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," he
According to KGO-TV San Francisco, Hammer was contacted by Dublin Police for having expired registration.
Bay City News contributed to this report.