The hip-hop gossip mill went into overtime this past weekend when Mister Cee, a veteran hip-hop producer (Notorious B.I.G.'s "Ready To Die") and DJ at New York's Hot 97, was arrested for misdemeanor public lewdness and indecent exposure. According to a police report published by the Smoking Gun, Mister Cee (real name: Calvin Lebrun) was caught performing a sex act with a 20-year-old male in a car in Manhattan.
Although the news has surprised many -- and even resulted in some throwing homophobic slurs his way -- one of New York's biggest rappers, 50 Cent, is defending Mister Cee and saying that he would "make him my DJ any day."
"It's only entertaining because he means that much to hip-hop culture," 50 Cent tells Hot 97 personality Miss Info in an audio clip posted on her blog. "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."
50 Cent says that he respects Mister Cee so much that he has played each of his full-length albums for the DJ before they were released. He also believes that the arrest shouldn't slow down Cee from doing what he does best.
"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."
In her blog post, Miss Info writes that video of the 50 Cent interview is coming soon.
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