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02/24/2013 02:24 pm ET

MC Hammer Arrested For Obstructing An Officer, Claims He's A Victim Of Racial Profiling

American rapper M.C. Hammer arrives at the premiere of Thor in Hollywood, California on May 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUY
American rapper M.C. Hammer arrives at the premiere of Thor in Hollywood, California on May 2, 2011. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

The 50-year-old rapper took to Twitter to discuss the situation shortly after his release from the Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on Saturday.

"Chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said 'Are you on parole or probation?'" tweeted Hammer (real name, Stanley Kirk Burrell). "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," he continued.

According to Fox News, Dublin police Lt. Herb Walters told the Oakland Tribune that Hammer was arrested Thursday for investigation of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.

Still, Hammer stands by his version of the arrest, adding on Twitter, "I will now answer his question, contrary to his personal beliefs, all people of color are not on parole or probation fat boy!!!"

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