DUBLIN (CBS) — Rapper MC Hammer was arrested at an East Bay shopping mall Thursday night. He was booked and released from Santa Rita Jail the same night.

The Bay Area rapper was arrested at the Hacienda Crossings Shopping Center around 10:20 p.m. on suspicion of obstructing an officer in the performance of their duties and resisting an officer.

Hammer insists a police officer approached and arrested him without cause.

The performer also known as Stanley Kirk Burrell currently lives in Tracy. He is best known for his 1990 hit, “U Can’t Touch This.”

It is still unclear what prompted the arrest, but the rapper took to Twitter Saturday to relay his side of the story.

In one Tweet, he said the officer “was tapping on my car window, I rolled down the window and he said, ‘Are you on parole or probation?'”

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.”

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