(The Root) — Popular radio DJ Mister Cee has resigned from Hot 97 after yet another sex scandal.
He has been arrested several times for attempting to solicit sex from male prostitutes, at least one of whom was an undercover police officer. His resignation comes after audio of Mister Cee allegedly soliciting a drag queen named Bimbo Winehouse hit the Internet.
Hip Hop Wired quotes the DJ as saying, “Ain’t nobody perfect, man. I have made my mistakes. But when it [affects] people that you came up with, you don’t want to put them through it anymore. I’m just going to move on, man.”
The Internet has been expressing sadness at his departure and discussing the issues of transphobia and homophobia surrounding the situation.
Calling for Cee’s resignation knowing damn well the personal/criminal activities of your favorite rappers is quite asinine, kids.
— Benjamin Coffin III (@chrisalexander_) September 11, 2013
Still doesn’t change the fact that he’s one of the nicest DJ’s ever to do it
— The DJ Whisperer™ (@DJJustDame) September 11, 2013
Mr. Cee is a Hip-Hop legend & an awesome DJ. Unfortunately, he just let his private sex life become VERY public & it affected his gig & more
— fuseboxradio (@fuseboxradio) September 11, 2013
Yeah. I don’t think this would be all that big of news if these women were born as a women.
— Xavier D’Leau (@TheXDExperience) September 11, 2013
Mr CEE AT IT AGAIN HUH? THATS WHY ITS GOOD TO BE PROUD OF WHO YOU REALLY ARE INSTEAD OF LYING. I THINK ITS THE LYING THAT MAKES PEOPLE MAD