Posts by Lauren Schutte
- Lauren Schutte at Stop The Presses!5 mths ago
When a year-old audio clip of famed Hot 97 deejay Mister Cee was released Wednesday, in which the hip-hop veteran appeared to be soliciting sexual relations from a transgendered video blogger, he thought his career was over.
Cee, whose real name is Calvin LeBund, 47, resigned from his job, saying he did not want to draw negative attention to the radio station that had been his employer for decades. "I don't want you guys to lose sponsors and money," he explained.
But, on Thursday, Cee's crisis of faith took another turn. Hot 97's program director Ebro Darden had the deejay back on the air for an emotional and revealing conversation that touched on both Cee’s personal battles with his sexuality and the prejudices that have long prevailed in hip-hop culture. Cee wept several times throughout the conversation.
Despite admitting that he sometimes enjoys the company of men dressed like women, Cee initially maintained that he was not gay.