(The Root) — Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee is in hot water again. He was arrested after allegedly soliciting a male prostitute who happened to be an undercover cop early Friday morning in an area of New York City known for prostitution.
This is not Mister Cee’s first arrest for this offense; he was arrested for soliciting a male prostitute at least twice before, once in October 2010 and again in March 2011. Mister Cee pleaded guilty in both cases.
The popular DJ took to the airwaves this morning to discuss the arrest and his sexuality in an interview with his boss, program director Ebro Darden. The interview began with Mister Cee saying proclaiming his heterosexuality, saying “I am not gay.” Mister Cee went on to claim that he was approached by a female officer, not a male, as has been reported. He attributed his record of arrests for soliciting male prostitutes to “dumb luck” and not his sexuality or personal preferences.
The interview sparked a conversation about men and sexuality on Twitter as folks weighed in on the incident. Check out some of the conversation and reaction below.
I don’t believe same sex sex acts make one gay. I think self id’ng as gay makes one gay.
— dream hampton (@dreamhampton) May 6, 2013
Throughout the ordeals and what not, I never lost respect for Mr. Cee. Ever. I did this morning. That’s all.
— Reggie Ossé (@Combat_Jack) May 6, 2013
Well said @dreamhampton -there are men who have sex w/ men & don’t claim gay. Asking if Cee is “gay”? Wrong question. Identity is complex.
— Clay (@claycane) May 6, 2013
So everything Mr. Cee has done for hip hop is void now? FOH. Grow up. BDK, Biggie… U gon not respect THAT because u disagree with THAT?
— Wave Chappelle (@Felonious_munk) May 4, 2013
HIGH HIV rates among Black Women is real, but we can’t just attribute it to “Down Low” men! As WOMEN we have to take RESPONSIBILITY, CONDOMS