Unexpectedly, DJ Mister Cee resigned from Hot 97, for real this time, in November 2014. The Finisher linked up with his old boss, Karlie Hustle (who is also no longer at Hot 97), and explained why he decided to dip.
“Honest to God it wasn’t hard because it was something I thought about five years prior,” Mister Cee said when asked about how long he planned the announcement. “It was on my mind [for five years] that I wanted to leave Hot 97 but the one person that kept holding me back—not holding me back, the person that kept saying, ‘Let’s stick this out’—was Flex. Funkmaster Flex was just like, ‘Please, let’s ride this out.’ My whole thing was that I didn’t wanna be on Hot 97 at 50-years old. I’m 48. No matter how much you could be in a great situation for the moment, are you gonna be in that good situation five years from now? As much as people may look at it as Hot 97 is all I know, I been there for so long, ‘Can he take the jump and do something else?'”
As for his decision to surprise fans as well as Hot 97 staff and leadership with an on-air resignation announcement, Cee hinted that it was a way of combatting the normal aging out of employees.
Yes, he addresses his getting head from trans men struggle, too.
Peep the full story over at HipHopDX. Watch the interview below.