A day after Mister Cee told listeners he was quitting his job at Emmis’ Hot 97 NYC, the veteran hip-hop DJ was back on the air. “Mister Cee, I’m back!” he said. “I’m humbled and blessed to be back in this building.” On 9/12 Ebro had him on the HOT 97 Morning Show to talk about why he made the decision to leave. Ebro tried to talk him out of leaving Hot 97.
Cee — whose real name is Calvin LeBrun — was caught in a controversy involving an alleged car ride with a drag queen that was documented in a video posted on YouTube.
“I really feel like I let y’all down,” Cee said in the interview .
Station spokeswoman Lindsay Salandra confirmed to CNN that Cee was working his air shift Thursday afternoon, but she said she had not heard from the GM if he was back permanently.
Cee said in the interview Thursday that he was addicted to prostitutes and strippers.
“I am tired of trying to do something or be something that I am not,” he said.
Cee’s resignation followed the posting on YouTube of a video in which a cross-dressing personality using the name “Bimbo Winehouse” plays an audio recording of a seven-minute encounter purportedly with Mister Cee.
He said the video was recorded nearly a year ago.
Hot 97’s original statement on his resignation:
“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.”