Monday, September 16, 2013

DJ Mister Cee: Homosexuality and Hip-Hop

“And then I’m sitting here and saying ‘I’m not gay’ because I haven’t penetrated another man…” DJ Mister Cee said.
DJ Mister Cee, I mean this with all respect, but I have to ask what in the entire fuck are you talking about?!

dj mister cee homosexuality and hip hop
The Hip-hop community is homophobic. There's really no other way to put it. Aside from the creativity, spirit and culture filling it, the community is solely based on hyper-masculinity. At least that's how it has always been portrayed, with music videos of half naked women dancing to misogynistic lyrics.

Last week, DJ Mister Cee was put on blast by drag queen and internet personality, Bimbo Winehouse. He released a video that distinctly includes Mister Cee's voice soliciting him for a sexual favor. Unfortunately for Mister Cee, none of these private moments have ever been left in the dark. This is one of many times that he has been caught out and/or arrested while soliciting a male prostitute for a sexual favor. As one of the most well-known DJ's in the industry, one would think that he would do a better job of keeping his activities under wraps, but his secret is always brought to light.


Days later, Mister Cee went on the air at HOT97 and officially signed off.
“Anybody that knows me, knows that I love doing this radio thing,” he continued. “I've been here at Hot 97 since 1993 and I live, breath, sleep radio. And the last thing that I want to do is hurt the Hot 97 family. So I have decided, not Ebro [Hot 97 Program Director], not management, nobody. Me, Mister Cee, I have decided that it’s time for me to move one. And it’s time for me to take time out for myself to take care of myself.” 
Instead of opening up the issue for conversation on the larger issue that a black man in the hip-hop community does not feel safe enough to be honest about his sexuality; Mister Cee said, "it's time to move on". Move on to where though? He is still a public figure that participates in illegal activity, and someone, somewhere will notice him and once again put his business out there.

When will someone step the fuck up?

Excuse my language, but the issue of homosexuality and hip-hop has never really been addressed Frank Ocean was excused from the debate when he "came out as bisexual" because he sings, so everyone in the community shouted, "he doesn't count". Instead, men like Mister Cee feel as though their career is over once they admit that they are attracted to other men.

Oh, no, let me allow Mister Cee to explain it:
"Do I consider myself gay? No, I don't consider myself gay. Even with me saying that, I know I'm still in denial. I know that I'm still in denial because I know that I love women, any women that I been with me know that I love women, but occasionally, I get the urge to have fellatio with a transsexual man that looks like a woman. But then I'm saying I'm not gay because I haven't penetrated a man." 
The only noble admission he made was that he is in denial, but there's also another issue. Is a man only a homosexual when he participates in anal sex?  According to the Kinsey scale, there are degrees of sexuality, but is he any less of a homosexual because he hasn't had anal sex? Does any of this even matter?

Mister Cee is the focal point of this conversation right now because he was put out there, but there's no doubt in my mind that the industry is filled with several individuals that are hiding their sexuality. The saddest part is that we  have done this. These people feel as though they cannot be successful in the hip-hop community if they are found out to be homosexual. We're only hurting ourselves by letting men and women that hide their sexuality to feel unsafe in our community. The conversation needs to happen now.

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