The Mc Hammer arrest that was spoken about widely on Twitter yesterday (23rd Feb) has now been commented upon by police. Their account of proceedings focuses on very different aspects of the event.
MC Hammer tweeted a play by play account of what happened when he was pulled over by police yesterday, in which he joked about the officer's portly figure and accused him of racism. Speaking to CNN, police have accused the rapper and 90s dance icon of being 'argumentative', but if Hammer's description of events is true you can see why he might be a little riled.
Among other tweets he said:
chubby elvis looking dude was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said'"Are you on parole or probation?"— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) February 23, 2013
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. ..— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) February 23, 2013
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— MC HAMMER (@MCHammer) February 23, 2013
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 (@MCHammer) February 23, 2013
According to the police the car Hammer was driving had an expired license plate and the rapper wasn't the registered owner. Herb Walters, a spokesman for the police told CNN: "After asking Hammer who the registered owner was he became very argumentative and refused to answer the officer's questions."