Hip Hop DJ Mister Cee Comes Out In AIDS Healthcare Foundation PSA, Calls For 'Sexual Revolution' In Hip-Hop
Legendary hip-hop DJ Mister Cee has publicly come out in his first PSA for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Cee originally resigned from the HOT97 radio station following his arrest for soliciting sex from a transgender prostitute. Cee then spoke openly about his struggles in an emotional interview with Ebro Darden.
It appears that the Mister Cee, who only last week looked he was going disappear from the spotlight following his public shame, has instead decided to take this as an opportunity to free himself and usher in a new level of open discussion on homosexuality and homophobia in hip-hop.
He's calling it a "sexual revolution"--one that's centered around sexual health. We think it's pretty ballsy and brave. What about you? Take a look at his PSA!
Mister Cee says: "The decision I've made this week to open up about my sexuality has definitely been the most difficult thing that I've ever had to do in my life. But I felt like this was the time to do it personally and professionally. For me, I felt worried about how my family would be affected, how my coworkers, and my friends, and even my fans would be affected by this decision, because in this hip hop community of ours, it's not cool to be gay. It's not cool to be bisexual. I felt that if I was to actually be honest about myself, that nobody would actually just want to deal with me anymore. But the more that I kept lying, and the more that I kept trying to deceive you and myself, the more that I was being more closed in, and not really being who I really am.
"I also realized that the more that I kept this secret, and kept lying, and kept trying to be deceitful to the people that I loved, I wasn't really helping myself, or anybody else that could need help out there. But with the grace of family and good friends around me, they made me feel comfortable to exercise my human right for sexual freedom, instead of finding myself being self-detained by discrimination, judgment, criticism, and even violence from my own community. Thank God that I have friends and family that's gonna hold me down and make sure that I'm alright. I got tired of lying and hiding. But I'm here to tell you today that you don't have to lie and hide no more about your sexual freedom.
“The stats are real. We know STDs will never disappear. You can be involved with someone sexually and not even know they have an STD. Please make sure you guys out there take care of yourself. We all have a right to a sexual life that is free from shame and disease. Are you good? Are you healthy? Are you free? I can tell you today that I’m free, and I want you to be free.”
What do you think of Mister Cee's PSA, Instincters? Thoughts on his decision to make it?