By Rob Markman
Today (June 1) New York’s Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee (born Calvin Leburn) pled guilty to loitering for the purpose of engaging in a prostitution offense (240.37). The Manhattan District Attorney’s Office confirmed this information for RapFix and also told us that Cee has to complete three months of unspecified counseling (12 sessions in total) and that his case his non-sealable. The former Big Daddy Kane DJ will only have to return to court to prove that he is complying with the terms of his plea deal.
The legendary disc jock was arrested on March 30 at 4 a.m. in lower Manhattan for Public Lewdness and Exposure of a Person after Officer Lindsay Agard found 20-year-old male Lawrence Campbell (also known as Brook-Lyne) in a parked car performing what appeared to be fellatio on the Mister Cee. The Finisher, as he calls himself, was originally charged with public lewdness, but pled guilty to the loitering charge instead.
The revelation of Cee’s crime led to a backlash in the hip-hop community, most notable were the comments made by on-air personality Charlamagne Tha God who works at Hot 97’s rival station Power 105 in NYC. Charlamagne commented on Cee’s perceived closet homosexuality and made light of the situation over the airwaves. Hot 97 DJ Funk Master Flex came to Cee’s defense and engaged in a back of forth war of words with Cee’s detractors. 50 Cent also chimed in an interview with Miss Info where he said: “It's only entertaining because he means that much too hip-hop culture and his association to it,” said 50. “I recognize Mister Cee as the guy who offered us Biggie, so he means that much to the culture. And a lot of the kids that hear the radio don't see him the same way.”
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