While MC Hammer might believe he’s “Too Legit to Quit,” he’s apparently not immune from racial profiling. According to CNN, he rapper-turned-technology investor was arrested on Thursday for allegedly obstructing an officer.

MC Hammer's mugshot

Hammer was pulled over in Dublin, California for driving a car with expired registration that he was not the owner of. When police approached him, he became combative, says the officer.

“After asking Hammer who the registered owner was he became very argumentative and refused to answer the officer’s questions,” police spokesman Herb Walters wrote Saturday evening in an e-mail to CNN.

The incident was rehashed by Hammer on Twitter. He admits to resisting the officer’s requests after the officer asked if he was on parole or probation:

Hammer then claims the officer reached into his car and tried to yank him out:

But the officer wasn’t apparently strong enough to pull Hammer anywhere, which resulted in the obstruction charges:

While we can understand Hammer’s frustration with the officer’s prejudiced questioning, wouldn’t he have saved himself a bit of trouble by answering the officer’s question and filing a complaint afterward?

He could’ve just as easily “shamed” the police department on Twitter after the fact. Sometimes the hard way isn’t the best way. Just saying.

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