Monday, February 25, 2013

MC Hammer Was Arrested - Hardly Anyone Notices

Although MC Hammer was arrested on Thursday, and his arrest was duly noted on TMZ, no one else seems to have cared until today because of more important things happening over the weekend. MC took a backstage to the Oscars and the Daytona 500 and National margarita Weekend. Oh, I didn't tell you? Yeah, I made an official decree that the day should be stretched into an entire weekend. There were just too many tequilas and so little time to try and drink every possible margarita in 24 hours. Plus, who puts a national alcoholic beverage day during the week. This is what weekends are for. Anyway, MC got arrested and he says it was racial profiling. MC says some police officer pulled him over and asked him if he had ever been on probation or arrested or on parole. MC thought it was funny until the guy actually got him out of the car and arrested him and charged him with obstruction of a police officer. I'm guessing the charge will be dismissed.

34 comments:

prolixe said...

Another piece of childhood smashed. :/

I wonder if he yelled, You can't touch this!

(Riding the lame train today...)

dia papaya said...

I was gonna make a lame joke about hiding all the drugs in his Hammer Pants!

High Five @prolixe. Team Lame in da house!

FSP said...

Slammer Time!

Seachica said...

Damn, FSP beat me to it!

g.strathmore said...

Poor guy. Why did they pull him over in the first place?

Geebz said...

I wonder if this was in Oakland. Hopefully no one turned this mutha out in holding. LOL!!! I'll be here all week.

Layna Day said...

Let's get this rap sheet started! Oh, oh, uh-oh, oh!

*crickets*

I'll see myself out.

libby said...

There's TONS of profiling, to be sure.

But this reminds me of the last time I was pulled over. It was after 2AM, because I WORKED as a bartender, but the cop probably assumed he'd pick off drunk drivers.
So when I wasn't drunk, and he had nothing to ticket me for (he said he stopped me because one of my headlights was dimmer than the other--smfh), he ran my name & b-day in the computer. He came back all high & mighty, swearing that somebody had a restraining order against me in NEW JERSEY---I'm from Indiana, know NO ONE in NJ. I denied it was me, he got angrier and angrier. Then he said, 'Well, I can't arrest you for that restraining order, but I can arrest you for lying to me.'

But thankfully he didn't. Because logic told him it wasn't me. He was FROTHING though. MAD.

Any other ladies have cops ask you what you're doing out 'by yourself'? Like the Taliban or some shit--no going out alone, no lady drivers.

B626 said...

That cop is what gives police a bad name. No wonder they get a bad 'rap' from Hammer and others

prolixe said...

Come back, Layna!

Geebz said...

libby, reminds me of when I was at IKEA in East Palo Alto, CA. I left at closing and got lost. A cop pulled me over in my mitsubishi mirage and made me wait until he couldn't find ANYTHING on my record. I was waiting like 10 minutes, in the dark, in an apparently "shady" neighborhood and with his lights high-beamed on me.

He came back looking upset and said that he had to make sure someone like me wasn't up to no good in this type of neighborhood. He told me to follow him to the freeway entrance so that I could go home. It freaked me out. I felt that he implied I was cruising for drugs. I'm so NOT about that life. I have never been back there since.

prolixe said...

Ha! I want that on a t-shirt! (With a bird on it :b)

libby said...

Geebz, that's awful! How rude. I would've been too scared to mouth off to him...a police escort out of the neighborhood? WOW.

Layna Day said...

*runs back in*

I feel like Sally Field. You like me, you really like me, LOL!

Geebz said...

libby, it was scary more than anything else. The wait and not knowing what it would lead to was the worse part and I was too stunned to get lippy about the "someone like you" comment. When you mentioned what are you doing out alone thing, it took me back.
Creepy!

Audrey said...

Actually, this took place in an affluent suburb east of Oakland. I stayed at the hotel within the mall in which he was stopped. I am not surprised it happened in this mall. I hate that area, it's one of those "planned" communities. Yuck.

Jeneral said...

CNN reported that he was pulled over for expired tags.

katie- didn't in CA said...

He wasn't pulled over. He was parked in the lot waiting for his wife. He was in the city of Dublin which used to be cowtown but is now an overly planned community with Tuscan inspired strip malls.
The Dublin and surrounding areas police forces are known for racial profiling and attempting to not let anyone from Oakland slip in.
Fortunately he had a voice and a profile to highlight this abuse.
The person above who commented about EPA is also correct. Happens all the time.

Just Another Girl said...

@Geebz considering he is the spokesman for Oakland now, it would be shameful if a cop there didn't know who he was! lol. But @katie is right, it was in Dublin which isn't known for their diversity or tolerance.

I live in the Bay and as soon as I heard it I knew Hammer was probably telling the truth. That cop is an idiot.

smash said...

He said " you can't touch this" and got in more trouble from resisting arrest. ;) why would I evah stop doing this? It's hammer go hammer mc hammer yo hammer and the rest can all just kick it, you can't touch this.

auntliddy said...

always a problem with a half-ass explanation from police. and some bullshit charge really, this is old.. Reminds me of when Dwight Gooden played for mets. Off season he lived in fla, and was always getting pulled over. I was like, do they have a special cop car just for him?? I mean, he is an addict, but c'mon, all the time??

Amy in MI said...

I say we pray.......that's why we pray
We gotta pray just to make it today

Pookie said...

i'm not going to bag on this guy...he doesn't appear to fame-whore and actively seek the limelight, i think he's happy in whatever it is he does in the real world. the only time we've seen him re-surface was for an award show or two when producers paired him w/ the gangam (sp?) style dude, and he was perfectly content to let that one-hit-wonder guy have the limelight. he didn't milk those 15 minutes, so i can't see why he'd be upset no one paid attn to this arrest. #toolegit

Comma Chaser said...

Please, officer...don't hurt him.

Tuxedo Cat said...

Apparently racial profiling is still alive and well.

auntliddy said...

Show 'em that armpit libby, and drive on!! Lol

Mischievous Angel said...

He played a few shows in recent years. Dressed nicely. Slacks, button down shirt, etc. He invited people from the audience to come up and dance, which is always awkward for security. He seems a genuinely nice guy.
I believe his version of this.

__-__=__ said...

Poor Hammer. And great lines, all of you! Be careful out there driving everyone. Most places have the speed limit so low they can stop everyone at any time. Part of being a police state. I'm sure they can kill us at any time without consequence. Brave new world in the US.

Mamaroni said...

Hammer gives out nothing but positivity and still does so much for the bay. Meet him once and was more than happy to give an autograph (had his own Sharpie lol).

Sherry said...

Wow, there are a lot of people from the bay area here who read this blog. Inneresting!

I can totally believe it was racial profiling. Happens everywhere, every day.

Alma said...

Perfect! :)

MrWolf said...

Hammer's no fame whore. The opposite in fact, since if he were, he'd be making a big deal of the arrest, which he isn't, since we're not hearing about it till now.

Sounds like someone committed the crime of DWB - End of the month, end of the quarter, quotas are coming up and performance reviews are being written.

feraltart said...

Don't know if anyone will see this. My husband & I were driving back to my mother-in-laws after going out with friends (we were staying with her during renos). There had been a break-in near my friends house & this cop pulled us over & must have thought we were the suspect. He was so hyped up on adrenalin that even though we were obviously not the guilty party he went over the car with a fine tooth comb. It was scary. I felt we could be shot at anytime & he was alone, so there wasn't another officer to temper him. I didn't file a complaint, but part of me feels like I should have. We are white. I have no doubt MC Hammer is racial profiling, but I just wanted to write that it can happen to anyone.

Lelaina Pierce said...

I almost sent this article to you Enty, but I thought you wouldn't care. :-)

I like MC Hammer and from what I read about the situation the cop was just being a dick amd very disrespectful of a 90's music amd fashion icon.