Mister Cee is scheduled to be on Hot 97 from 8-10 pm today to discuss his decision to resign.
Mister Cee’s friend and Hot 97 colleague Funkmaster Flex took to his Instagram account to show his support for him by saying, “Resignation Alert!!!” Today will be @djmistercee last day on @hot97 !!! Tune in and wish him well.”
The Brooklyn-born deejay announced in September 2013 that had left his position and “Throwback At Noon” timeslot at the influential New York radio station before returning soon thereafter.
Mister Cee’s departure is the latest in a string of major departures for the station. Longtime personality Angie Martinez left in June 2014, moving to rival station Power 105 FM. Former music director Karli Hustle also left the station this year.
Mister Cee’s first resignation came in the aftermath of his multiple arrests for solicitation of prostitution in New York City, to which he plead guilty to the charges stemming from each arrest. It has been reported that each of these incidents involved transgender prostitutes.
The first arrest occurred in June 2011, while the second and third arrest happening in May 2013 and September 2013, respectively.
“Ebro In The Morning” host for former programming director Ebro Darden has been publicly spoken to Mister Cee live on Hot 97, discussing Mister Cee’s alleged penchant for “tricking,” or engaging in prostitution, and violating the law and moral grounds per his employment at Hot 97. Darden has been publicly supportive of Mister Cee, convincing him to stay at the station in light of Mister Cee’s first resignation in September 2013. Mister Cee was emotional in his explanation that he resigned because of not wanting to jeopardize the integrity of the Emmis Communications-owned station.
As he was questioned by Darden live on the air regarding his sexual orientation, Mister Cee was staunch in his denial of being gay. “I never had actually sexual intercourse with another man, and vice versa,” yet he said that he did accept sexual “favors” from “transsexual person.”
Mister Cee has also blamed the media for lies in these reports about the first arrest, stating that he had been set up by a female undercover cop. Yet in the second and third incident, there were video and audio clips of Mister Cee engaging in sexual activity with transsexual prostitutes.