Mister Cee Resigns From Hot 97 Following New Prostitution Scandal
Longtime Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee has officially announced his resignation from the radio station following a new scandal alleging that he solicited sex from a prostitute.
Cee took to the airwaves during his radio show today (Sept. 11) at noon to speak on his decision to step down. He acknowledged the fact that it's "not a mystery that the past two years I've been through a lot," referring to a similar occurrence in 2011 and another this past May. The latest is with a transsexual prostitute who went so far as to post video evidence of their encounter, which you can see at Bossip.
He went on to say that he's "been thinking about this day for a long time" and never wanted to be in the type of situation where he'd be pushed out. He then added:
"I’ve been at this station for 20 years, since 1993. If I want to go out, allow me to say I’m going out. And the station is allowing me to have that, and I appreciate that.”
Cee also stated that he knows that he's made his mistakes and that he, like everyone, isn't perfect. "[But] when it affects the people that you love, the people that you come up with," he said, "I’m just gonna move on.”
Cee came on to the scene as the DJ for Big Daddy Kane in the late '80s, a time he said was one of the best in his life. But his time at the radio station? "Nothing meant more to me in my life than my time at Hot 97," he said over the beat to Mobb Deep's 'Shook Ones Pt. II.' Cee then proclaimed that he did everything for the whole tri-state area and he wanted to "thank y'all from the bottom of my heart."
The emotional broadcast came to a close with one message: "This is not a goodbye. You'll see me around."
Hot 97 General Manager Alexandra Cameron has issued an official statement on Cee's resignation and you can read it below:
"Due to some personal circumstances that have become public, after 20 years of service, Mr Cee has chosen to resign. We feel that this is in the best interest of both HOT 97 and Cee’s personal well-being. While we do not endorse the alleged activities, he is clearly facing a personal dilemma that is for him and only him to comment on. We are saddened by his departure; his contributions here at HOT 97 were great and we know him as a friend, a caring individual and significant hip hop advocate. We wish Mr Cee the best and will always consider him a family member of HOT 97.
Moments ago, he officially signed off, on the air and will finish out his last show today on September 11, 2013, an already sad day for New York City.”