MC Hammer sent to the slammer

MC Hammer arrives at the EA SimCity Learn. Build. Create. Inauguration After-Party, Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, in Washington. (Photo by Nick Wass/Invision for EA/AP Images)

February 23, 2013 7:13:40 PM PST
MC Hammer was in the slammer!

Police in Dublin, California arrested the `90s rap star on Thursday night.

Dublin police Lt. Herb Walters told the Oakland Tribune that Hammer, who was born Stanley Burrell, was arrested Thursday for investigation of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.

Hammer was booked and then released.

Police say there were no drugs or alcohol involved.

MC Hammer suggested he was a victim of racial profiling. He tweeted on Saturday that an officer approached him in his car and asked "Are you on parole or probation?"

He says that as he handed over his ID, the officer reached inside the car and tried to pull him out.

Walters declined to comment to KTVU about Hammer's version of the arrest.

Hammer tweeted that he wasn't bitter and considered what happened "a teachable moment."

MC Hammer has been in the news lately for his dancing and rapping.

He performed with Korean rap star Psy at the American Music Awards in November.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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