Less than a week after resigning from his position as a DJ at Hot 97, New York City’s most popular hip-hop radio station, DJ Mister Cee has revealed that he is gay in a new PSA for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
In the ad, Mr. Cee says coming out is “the most difficult thing” he’s ever had to do because “in this hip-hop community of ours, it’s not cool to be gay, it’s not cool to be bisexual.” He also says that with the support from friends, family, and fans, his step forward is the first in kicking off a new sexual revolution in exercising the “human right for sexual freedom.” A bold statement, to say the least.
The legendary New York DJ, who served as an associate executive producer for The Notorious B.I.G.’s debut album in 1994, is also encouraging others in the hip-hop community to come out of the closet. “I’m here to tell you today: you don’t have to lie or hide no more about your sexual freedom,” he said.
According to sources, Mr. Cee quit his post as a Hot 97 DJ after a transgender blogger “released a video of Cee allegedly soliciting him for sexual favors”:
A day later, Hot 97 Program Manager Ebro Darden invited Cee back to the station for a live discussion. During the 30-minute talk, Cee tearfully admitted that he received fellatio from transsexual women and lied about it to protect the station from losing sponsors.
Now, he’s dedicated to help fight HIV and AIDS:
“The stats are real. We know STDs will never disappear. You can be involved with someone sexually and not even know they have an STD. Please make sure you guys out there take care of yourself. We all have a right to a sexual life that is free from shame and disease. Are you good? Are you healthy? Are you free? I can tell you today that I’m free, and I want you to be free.”