MC Hammer announced Friday that he's beaten the bad rap he received after being arrested at a Dublin shopping mall last month.
The performer posted on Twitter Friday that all charges related to his arrest near the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center on Feb 21.
“Thank You to all my friends and supporters. All CHARGES DECLINED. Dropped. Have A great Weekend,” posted MC Hammer on Twitter Friday night.
Dublin Police arrested the 50-year-old rapper, formerly known as Stanley Kirk Burrell, on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of his duties and resisting an officer after a run-in at gas station near the mall.
According to Lt. Herb Walters of the Dublin Police, officers spotted a parked vehicle with expired registration tags and contacted the driver.
The driver, MC Hammer, could not produce any proof that the vehicle was his and became uncooperative with the officers, Walters said.
MC Hammer, a Tracy resident, was booked into the Santa Rita Jail but posted bail and was released. Burrell had a court date set for Mar. 21 before his charges were dropped.
Hammer claimed he was arrested unjustly, saying he was questioned without cause, but later described his arrest a “teachable moment” and an “eye opener.”
.Dublin Police did not immediately return calls for comment Saturday.
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