Musician MC Hammer performs during the Dreamforce 2012 conference at the Moscone Center on September 19, 2012 in San Francisco, California.
Rapper MC Hammer took to Twitter Saturday to comment about an encounter he had in Northern California with police that ended with the musician in handcuffs.
Hammer was arrested Thursday at 10:20 p.m. while at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center in Dublin, east of Oakland.
Dublin Police Services Sgt. Herb Walters said Hammer was arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer. He was cited and released.
Police did not say what sparked the incident, but the musician spelled it out in a series of tweets.
When asked to comment on the rapper's version of the arrest, Walters wrote in an email, "We patrol the area of Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center, especially at nighttime hours. That is about all I can say for now."
Hammer is an Oakland native and currently lives in Tracy.