In the days following DJ Mister Cee’s same-gender public sex scandal, the Hot 97 DJ has faced much criticism and homophobia from those in the hip-hop community. But in a surprising twist, one of hip-hop’s most successful emcees, 50 Cent, has stepped up to defend the DJ during an interview with Hot 97 DJ Miss Info, saying he would “make him my DJ any day.”
“It’s only entertaining because he means that much to hip-hop culture,” said 50 Cent during the April 4 interview. “I recognize Mister Cee as the guy who offered us Biggie, so he means that much to the culture. And a lot of the kids that hear the radio don’t see him the same way.”
In a surprisingly mature move, 50 Cent questioned the homophobic criticism that Mister Cee has received, saying he believes that in this day and age there’s no reason to judge the DJ.
“Who is to judge you when there’s an audience — that is probably one of the strongest audiences, if you look at Lady Gaga’s career — that says that that’s fine?” says 50, speaking about the gay community. “If you say it’s not fine, you’re gonna get attacked. You’re gonna write apology notes.
50 Cent also explains that DJ Mister Cee is a longtime friend and advisor who’s previewed every one of his albums before its release. He also says that despite the current controversy, Mister Cee’s talent should outweigh whatever negative opinions people have of him.
“It’s not like there’s gonna be a nightclub that doesn’t call Mister Cee because of the rumor. F— it. I’ll get rid of [DJ] Whoo Kid and make him my DJ any day. He’s a better DJ.”
What do you think about 50 Cent’s defense of Mister Cee and his comments on the gay community? –nicholas robinson