(The Root) — Things are beginning to look up for embattled Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee. On Wednesday he resigned from the radio station after a drag queen released audio of the DJ soliciting him for sex, adding to his list of scandals involving prostitutes.
This morning he took to the airwaves in a candid and honest interview in which he admitted that though he “loves women,” he “occasionally … [gets] the urge to have fellatio with a transsexual, a man that looks like a woman.” Hot 97 Program Director Ebro Darden was supportive, saying that Mister Cee’s sexuality wasn’t the problem, but his illegal activity. He also urged Mister Cee to reconsider his resignation.
Though there is a long way to go in the fight against homophobia and transphobia in the world, there has been an inspiring outpouring of support for Mister Cee online and off. Many tweeted their love and encouragement, including some of music’s greatest names.
don’t speak on certain things, But HIP HOP community PLS be a SUPPORT SYSTEM 4MR.CEE. Stop judging. Encourage. Love. That’s a human being.
— Janelle Monae (@JanelleMonae) September 12, 2013
proud of Mister Cee, one of the greatest DJs of all time.
— Russell Simmons (@UncleRUSH) September 12, 2013
Salute to Hot 97’s Mister Cee @Real_MisterCee for telling truth about who he is on air this morning. That took mad courage. Be you, aways.
— Kevin Powell (@kevin_powell) September 12, 2013
A mans sexual pref has absolutely nothing to do with his job performance.. Keep in mind @Real_MisterCee is a good dj and always has been!
— Spinderella (@Spindeezy) September 11, 2013
@kvirella lol my position on Mr Cee is simple.. He can sleep with whomever he pleases.. I’ve lost no sleep over this
— Davey D (@mrdaveyd) September 12, 2013