Hip-hop heads, DJ enthusiasts and New Yorkers know the name Mister Cee. Before making headlines for his leisure activities, he was known as one of the more popular radio personalities on New York’s Hot 97. During the late 80’s and early 90’s he was influential with breaking a few records, being BFFs with popular emcees (Jay Z, Notorious B.I.G., Big Daddy Kane) and parlaying as a respected record producer.
In 2011, Cee’s personal life made headlines after police officers allegedly caught him in a sexual act in Lower Manhattan with another man. According to the criminal complaint, Cee was caught receiving fellatio. Last May, Cee was arrested for allegedly soliciting sex from an undercover cop posing as a prostitute in Brooklyn. He later addressed the arrest on his radio show, explaining that he is not gay and that the undercover officer was female.
The last incident, was September 2013, when he announced his resignation from Hot 97, after an audio recording surfaced where he can allegedly be heard soliciting a male prostitute, but he later decided to not resign.
Outside of addressing his issues on Hot 97, Cee hasn’t granted any interviews, until now with GQ magazine. Speaking frankly about his sexuality he shares that soliciting prostitutes became a routine for him.
It’s also the rush of: Get horny, A and B—you know, one plus one equals two. You get horny, go out, go get your shit off. It became a part of my routine. Even though I was fearful, there was a part of me that felt invincible, too.
Simply put, he says
The best way I can explain it is that I was so knee-deep into doing it that it became a part of me.
After it hit the press, he managed the embarrassment the best way he knew how
I would buy two-liter Fanta Orange, two-liter Sprite, two-liter root beer—and I live by myself—just guzzling them. That’s how I was getting through my pain, fucking going to sleep and drinking soda. And I’m not even a soda drinker. I drunk so much soda to the point where my diabetes—my sugar level went so high, I started getting blind.
Initially, he felt that lying was the only option.
It wasn’t even about losing the job. I was just afraid of what the perception was going to be about me and that people was still going to want to stand behind the Mister Cee brand,” he says. Promoters. People he worked with. And if they didn’t, “how was I going to be able to continue to support and take care of the people that I care about?
He later admits that being openly honest has helped him move forward and he’s quite clear that he is not gay, explaining:
Absolutely not. And it’s nothing—it’s no offense to transgender women, but I only get with transgender women for one thing and one thing only, and that’s for oral sex. Like I said: I never had sex with a man. I never had sex with a transgender woman.
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