(AllHipHop News) Last week Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee finally admitted on the air that he had engaged in sexual acts with transsexuals, and members of the Hip Hop community began to discuss how this admission would impact not only Cee’s career but also homophobia in Hip Hop.
Hot 97’s program director Ebro Darden recently spoke with Rap Radar’s Elliot Wilson about the situation. Darden says he was first mainly more concerned with Mr. Cee than how the news of his sexual preference affected the culture.
He also speaks on what he calls the “big issue”; the fact that Cee was breaking the law by soliciting sex from transgender prostitutes and deciding if he should be kept on at the station.
“I can’t fire somebody for enjoying something that we as a society may think is different or weird,” said Ebro. “But if conduct is detrimental to the brand, and they’re out committing crimes then now this is a conversation we have to have.”
Ultimately, the decision was made to allow Cee to stay at Hot 97 after he began therapy. Ebro feels Mister Cee’s private life should not, and will not, affect his professional life.
Ebro also had a few words for those individuals that have an issue with Mr. Cee’s lifestyle. “Some people’s premise for giving a f**k what goes on in someone else’s bedroom they claim it to be some sort of mark on society. Shut the f**k up man. Who are you?”
Watch the full interview in the video below.