*Hot 97’s DJ Mister Cee is speaking out following his arrest On Friday after allegedly asking for sex from a male prostitute. He took to the New York airwaves this morning (May 6), to dispute reports concerning his sexuality.
“I am not gay,” Mister Cee told Hot 97 program director Ebro Darden when he appeared on the station’s morning show before he announced that he will go on a self-imposed suspension.
According to Cee, who was born Calvin Lebrun, before the arrest he was approached by an undercover female police officer when he pulled his car over in Brooklyn to make a phone call. The female offered up sex, which he denied, but Cee says he was the victim of a “sting operation.” “They tried to turn it around and say the female officer was a male officer. It was a sting operation,” he maintained, again refuting the gay rumors.
“Let’s say if I’m lying, that’s my choice,” Cee proposed, after a Hot 97 DJ began to play Aly-Us’ “Follow Me,” a ’90s dance record often associated with the gay club community. “If I’m lying and I chose not to come out, that’s my choice.”
Things began getting a little heated when Darden casted doubt and said that Cee was using “code talk.”
This isn’t the first time Cee, who was a pivotal figure in the careers of both Big Daddy Kane and the Notorious B.I.G., was rumored to be gay. Back in 2011, Cee pleaded guilty to loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense. The prostitute was later identified as a 20-year-old male Lawrence Campbell, also known as Brook-Lyne.
Still, Cee maintains that he is not gay and has never engaged in homosexual activity. He says he has been going to counseling for his prostitution addiction ever since.
With his latest drama, Cee elected to take a step back from radio for an undisclosed amount of time. “I’ma suspend myself, I’ma take myself off the radio,” he said. “I’ma take some time off and I’ma suspend myself.”