By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Mister Cee has officially resigned from Hot 97. The legendary DJ, who has worked with rappers including Big Daddy Kane and The Notorious B.I.G., took to his daily show on NY radio this afternoon to announce his departure.
"Today is my last day on Hot 97...In reality, I kind of knew this day would come," Cee said.
The announcement comes on the heels of an internet allegation by a drag queen who says that she was solicited by Cee for sex. In the audio obtained by prostitute Bimbo Winehouse, someone who is being reported as Cee pays $100 in exchange for sex. Cee faced similar accusations a few months ago.
Fans were shocked by Cee leaving a station that he helped to shape over the past two decades. "Damn mister cee's last day djing #hot97 smh" said J Mula. "mister cee has been part of some of the greatest hip-hop ever. he quit @hot97 today. all that should matter is the music. just leave him be" added Waffles Media.
Damn Mister Cee
— BA Banks (@banksquiat_) September 11, 2013
Many felt that the admission meant that Cee had indeed solicited Winehouse's services. "Mister Cee is on Hot97 right now talking about his resignation , that means that audio/video was really him," The 23 chimed in.
This is not the first allegation of this kind. Earlier this summer, Cee came under fire for supposedly picking up a male prostitute in NY. Cee went on air to denounce the rumors that he was gay and instead, claimed that he picked up a cop he thought was a female prostitute. “I am not gay,” Mister Cee told program director Ebro Darden on the station’s morning show. Cee further explained that the NYPD and media were blowing the entire thing out of proportion. "They tried to turn it around and say the female officer was a male officer. It was a sting operation" said Cee.
Today, Cee admitted that he has made mistakes that have hurt Hot 97, without going into any detail at the time. "I'm far form perfect. I have made my mistakes...I love this station with all my heart."