Newly reinstated Hot 97 radio veteran Mister Cee is speaking out in light of temporarily ending his 20-plus year run at the iconic music station and admitted he is ready to seek professional help.
While he is unsure of his sexuality, Cee said he hoped some therapy sessions could make him see things more clearly.
“I don’t think that I’m gay. From time to time I had experiences with getting fellatio from a transvestite–oral sex from a transvestite, but I’ve never had sex with a man, and a man has never had sex with me. That’s why I feel that I’m not gay. I also know that part of that is still me being in denial too. But that’s when the therapists come in. I’m going to go to therapy and trying to deal with that side of it, recognizing who I really am. Maybe I can go to therapy and try to move forward with this and actually one day say that, “Yes, I’m actually a bisexual man.” ‘Cause I do love women too. I have my experiences with women.” (XXL Mag)
Uncertain if he will have sexual relations with another man in the future, Cee vowed to put an end to his criminal activity with prostitutes.
“To avoid these situations popping up, that’s not what I feel that I need therapy for. I feel that I need therapy to come to the realization of who I am as a person. Will I ever engage in sexual activity with a man ever again? I can’t really say if I would or if I wouldn’t. Have I been involved within recent months? I have not. I’m still dealing, and I’m still finding my way through whole thing. One thing that I can almost guarantee is that I’m not going to be arrested for prostitution again. That’s not going to happen again. That’s a distant memory. It has been for a minute, but with the video coming out, which is an old video, I’ve tried to move forward from that, but it’s almost like the Anthony Wiener situation: It comes up to an old text or here comes a video that you didn’t know somebody was filming you.” (XXL Mag)
A couple years ago, New York rap star 50 Cent vouched his support for Cee in light of negative publicity stemming from she-male allegations.
“It’s only entertaining because he means that much to hip-hop culture and his association to it,” 50 told Hot 97 personality Miss Info. “I recognize Mister Cee as the guy who introduced us to 50. So he means that much to the culture. A lot of the kids who hear the radio don’t hear him the same way. I’ve played my albums for Mister Cee. Every album before it came out to see what he thought. When this type of stuff happens, you keep pushing…They can say what they want about it, how about if you say, ‘I’m Rick James, b*tch.’ [laughs] How about if you say I don’t care? Who is to judge you other when there is an audience that’s probably one of the strongest audiences if you look at Lady Gaga’s career that says that that’s fine. If you say it’s not fine, then you’re gonna get attacked. You’re gonna write apology notes.” (Celebrity Drama)
Early Thursday, Cee acknowledged footage surfacing online this week of him with a cross-dresser and claimed that’s what it took to speak out.
“I am tired of trying to do something or be something that I’m not,” Cee said in an interview with the Hot 97 morning show. “I’m tired. I’m tired. Have I lied about getting sexual fellatio in a car with a transsexual? Yes. I have lied about that. I feel bad for the listeners that it did take a video for me to say this. I have been in denial for this for a very, very long time. A very long time. Now, the funny part of it, and I know I’m going to get hit with social media when I say this, but I’m going to say it anyway. Do I consider myself gay? No. I don’t consider myself gay. I do, I have gotten fellatio from transvestites and that’s as far as it went. I’ve never had actual sexual intercourse with another man and vice versa. That has never been done to me. I have had fellatio with a transsexual person. The person who I was in the car with, I knew exactly who that person is. That’s neither here or there.” (Hot 97)