MC Hammers cousin/Hammertime reality show star Bigg Marv was arrested yesterday afternoon (July 30) on suspicion of raping a woman.
Livermore, California police took Bigg Marv into custody without incident, after he failed to turn himself in to police on Wednesday (July 29), according to Lieutenant Matt Sarsfied.
Police claim Bigg Marv, born Marvin Turell Grant, befriended a woman through popular micro-blogging site Twitter. The pair communicated via email, which led to phone conversations.
Since Bigg Marv was in the Bay Area on Tuesday night (July 28) , the woman rented a hotel room and went to dinner with the reality TV star.
The woman, 40, claims that after dinner, Bigg Marv fondled her, against her will.
When the woman objected, Bigg Marv, 33, allegedly pinned her to the bed and sexually assaulted her.
Bigg Marv then dressed himself and left the hotel room without speaking Bigg Marv stars in Hammertime, an A&E reality series that focuses on the life of superstar rapper MC Hammer.
MC Hammer, who has over a million followers, utilized his Twitter page to call the charges "pure nonsense" and expressed his thoughts on the arrest.
"Thanks for your Prayers for Bigg Marv," MC Hammer said. "He's a good guy, he has not been exposed to the World of Fame where you become The Prey.