A day after resigning from New York radio station Hot 97, DJ Mister Cee returned to the broadcast outlet today (September 12) to discuss his resignation and the aftermath of his May arrest for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover male police officer posing as a prostitute. A man claiming to have engaged in homosexual acts posted a clip yesterday (September 11) claiming that Mister Cee was the man with whom he was engaged in sex acts with.
During a 30-minute interview with Hot 97’s Ebro, whom he referred to as “Breeze” throughout the interview, Mister Cee said that he could only fight for so long and that the release of the video yesterday is what caused him to resign.
Mister Cee, who started crying multiple times during the interview, apologized to people who felt betrayed by his lies. “Have I lied about getting sexual fellatio in a car with a transsexual?” he said. “Yes. I have lied about that. I feel bad for the listeners that it did take a video for me to say this because I have been in denial with this for a very, very long time, a very long time.”
Even though Mister Cee admitted to participating in homosexual activity multiple times, he said during the interview that he is not gay. “Do I consider myself gay?” he said. “No. I don’t consider myself gay. I do, I have gotten fellatio…from transvestites and that’s as far as it went…I’ve never had actual sexual intercourse with another man, and visa versa. That has never been done to me. But I have had fellatio, that’s the best way I could put it, with a transsexual person.”
Mister Cee then said that, even with his admissions, he realizes he is not being honest with himself. “Even with me saying that, I know I’m still in denial,” he said. “I know that I’m still in denial because I know that I love women. Any woman that’s been with me knows that I love women. But occasionally I get the urge to have fellatio with a transsexual, a man that looks like a woman. Then I’m sitting here saying, ‘But I’m not gay’ because I haven’t penetrated another man.”
Mister Cee said that he did not admit to engaging in transsexual sex acts once he was arrested for doing so because he thought he could get away with it. He said he was also concerned about how he would be perceived in the music industry, in the streets and by people who book him for deejay gigs if he were to admit to participating in transsexual sex acts.
“I have tried to protect myself for the wrong reasons, meaning that [I’ve been] wondering what the streets is gonna say,” he said. “We’ll see what happens after this. My whole dilemma all this time…my whole dilemma has always been, ‘Am I still going to be looked at the same way? Am I still going to be.”
Funkmaster Flex Says He Supports Mister Cee
Funkmaster Flex came into the interview and said that he would support Mister Cee. “I commend you Mister Cee for being here and dealing and talking with everything,” said Funkmaster Flex, who is also a deejay on Hot 97. “We rock out. We all rock out together. I’m happy that you’re up here.”
Mister Cee said that he appreciated Flex’s support. “I’m just glad I’m around good people, man,” he said.
Even though he acknowledged Funkmaster Flex’s support, Mister Cee said after his grandfather passed away in 2006, he and his aunt were charged with keeping his family afloat financially. The fear of losing business opportunities given his situation also made Mister Cee keep that part of his life a secret.
“My whole fear of this whole thing, of what I’ve been going through, is most importantly, my family,” he said. “I don’t talk about my family too much, but my whole thing was just really about making sure my family was going to be alright because when I tell you…I’m going to be alright, I’m going to be alright.”
Mister Cee said that he also did not want to compromise Hot 97’s ability to make money, either. “Part of the reason that I did say yesterday that I’m tired of putting the station through [the controversy surrounding my situation] is I don’t want you guys to lose sponsors and money,” he said. “I don’t want you guys to lose that part of keeping the [station] afloat, the income of the station. But also, I am tired of trying to do something or be something that I’m not. I’m tired. I’m tired.”
Ebro also offered his and Hot 97’s support throughout the interview. Ebro repeatedly offered Mister Cee his job back. “Right now, I just feel like I let ya’ll down and I don’t know if I can stand back in this studio again and be the same person,” said Mister Cee, who had worked for Hot 97 for 20 years. “I don’t. I don’t know.”
Despite his initial hesitation, Mister Cee delivered his “Back On The Box Mix” on Hot 97 at noon EST today.
Mister Cee Worked With Big Daddy Kane, The Notorious B.I.G.
Mister Cee, who in the 1980s rose to prominence as Big Daddy Kane’s deejay and in the 1990s was one of the people credited with discovering The Notorious B.I.G., says that he will have to deal with this situation for the rest of his life.
“I never wanted this situation to get in the way of me continuing to do that because as much as people may say, ‘Hey, I’m going to ride with you and hey I’m going to be there for you,’ that’s today, September 12,” he said. “That may not be next week, two weeks from now, three weeks from now or three months from now. That’s something that I’m going to have to face.
“I’m not gonna worry no more, man,” Mister Cee added. “I laid it all out as much as I could lay it all out. I laid it all out today and gave you exactly what it is. I just hope that the people that got love for me still got love for me and the people that got hate for me, you can have your hate. We can’t be loved by everybody.”