DJ Mister Cee quit Hot 97 abruptly on Wednesday, and on Thursday the long-tenured radio host returned to the air to address rumors that he is gay.
In an emotional appearance on Hot 97 Thursday, DJ Mister Cee said he was in "denial" about rumors that he had trysts with gay men. In the 30-minute interview he said he is not gay but did admit to receiving "favors" from a "transsexual person."
"I never had actually sexual intercourse with another man, and vice versa," he said.
DJ Mister Cee said he needed to take a break from radio for a bit to deal with "who" and "what" he is, but seemed to grapple with being identified as gay. Breaking down in tears at points, Cee said he didn't want to let his West Indian family down.
When he left on Wednesday, DJ Mister Cee said he was departing "for the betterment of the station." Emmis Communications, the parent company of Hot 97, issued a statement that acknowledged the departure was for personal reasons, but did not elaborate.
"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."
But followers could see the writing on the wall for DJ Mister Cee. Just days beforehand, an internet personality and drag queen known as Bimbo Winehouse posted a video that showed DJ Mister Cee propositioning Winehouse for oral sex.
This came on top of an arrest in May after DJ Mister Cee was caught soliciting a male prostitute. He denied the charge, saying he stopped his car to use the phone when a police officer approached and offered sex.