News: MC Hammer Says Police Can't Touch This, Rap Vet's Too Legit To Be A Convict
Saturday, Mar 9, 2013 11:01PM
Music veteran MC Hammer has updated fans on his current legal status after recently being arrested on obstruction charges in California.
According to Hammer, all reported charges have been dismissed as of this week.
It appears that Dublin police did not want to touch the charges against rapper MC Hammer. Taking to his Twitter audience to announce the news Friday, MC Hammer, whose birth name is Stanley Kirk Burrell, simply stated: "Thank You to all my friends and supporters. All CHARGES DECLINED. Dropped. Have A great Weekend. #OutOnBail." Dublin police could not immediately be reached for comment. (Inside Bay Area)
Reports of his legal problems turned into a hot topic a couple weeks ago.
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. (KTVU)
Hammer also used Twitter to blast the police following his publicized arrest.
"chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said'"Are you on parole or probation?," Hammer tweeted February 23rd.
"While I was handing him my ID he reached in my car and tried to pull me out the car but forgot he was on a steady donut diet. .."
"It was comical to me until he pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help (MallCop) !!! But make no mistake he's dangerous .."
"only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun, is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and a badge. I was citied for obstruction smh"
"You have to know me to understand I was laughing when he was grunting and pulling on me .. I had just left the weight room .."
"I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy !!!" (MC Hammer's Twitter)
Despite selling platinum albums and making millions from endorsement deals, the 50 year-old musician fell on hard times in the mid-1990's.
In 1996, Hammerfiled for bankruptcy, his taste for luxury having gotten the better of his dwindling income; his mansion was sold at a fraction of its cost. The crisis prompted a religious reawakening, and he began to write new material with an emphasis on spirituality and family. (All Music)