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The booking photo of Stanley Burrell, of Tracy, aka MC Hammer taken at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. On Thursday night Hammer was arrested at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer. He was booked and released at Santa Rita Jail. Police do not believe either alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office)
The booking photo of Stanley Burrell, of Tracy, aka MC Hammer taken at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. On Thursday night
The booking photo of Stanley Burrell, of Tracy, aka MC Hammer taken at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin, Calif., on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013. On Thursday night Hammer was arrested at the Hacienda Crossings shopping center on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer. He was booked and released at Santa Rita Jail. Police do not believe either alcohol or drugs were involved in the incident. (Alameda County Sheriff's Office) ( Katie Nelson )

DUBLIN -- 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.

Hammer, 50, has kept his 3.1 million followers on Twitter up-to-date on his feelings and the goings-on in the bizarre case that began Feb. 23 when he was pulled over by Dublin police and subsequently arrested on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.

On Twitter, the artist best known for his 1990 hit "U Can't Touch This" lashed out at police, saying the arrest was unjustified and even suggesting he was accosted without cause by a "chubby elvis looking dude" who he said tapped "on my car window," and, when Hammer rolled his window down, the officer asked, "Are you on parole or probation?"

Dublin police have refuted Hammer's claims, saying the rapper was blasting his car stereo and was also driving a vehicle that was not registered under his name.

When Hammer became uncooperative and argumentative, police said, they arrested him.

Check back for updates.

Contact Katie Nelson at 925-945-4780 or follow her at Twitter.com/katienelson210.



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