Mister Cee has had a difficult year; one which saw him once again accused of sexual relations with a transgender prostitute. After much talk of the incident in the media, which initially saw Cee resigning from his spot at HOT97, and later being encouraged to publicly out himself on the air-- the beloved DJ has now found a more comfortable space to figure himself out on his own terms. 

In a new interview with GQ, Cee spoke of why he felt the need to lie about his engagements with prostitutes, the place he is now, and the support he feels he would have from his old friend Biggie Smalls.

Read some excerpts from the interview below.

On how his regular engagement with prostitutes began:

“The best way I can explain it is that I was so knee-deep into doing it that it became a part of me. It’s also the rush of: Get horny, A and B—you know, one plus one equals two. You get horny, go out, go get your shit. It became a part of my routine. Even though I was fearful, there was a part of me that felt invincible, too."

On how he felt the first time being caught:

“Literally dead, in the casket, in the coffin.” 

On why he continued to lie:

“It wasn't even about losing the job. I was just afraid of what the perception was going to be about me and that people was still going to want to stand behind the Mister Cee brand, how was I going to be able to continue to support and take care of the people that I care about?”

On whether or not he identifies as homosexual:

“Absolutely not. And it’s nothing—it’s no offense to transgender women, but I only get with transgender women for one thing and one thing only, and that’s for oral sex. Like I said: I never had sex with a man. I never had sex with a transgender woman.”

On J. Cole's reference to his controversy on "Forbidden Fruit":

“J. Cole, if you’re reading this: I have forgiven you for the ‘Forbidden Fruit’ line, and we can move on,” 

On how his former friend, Biggie would support him at this time:

“I know Big stands next to me. I have no question in my mind. [In Hip Hop,] you know who’s phony, you know who’s hypocritical, you know who’s real. So not only do I feel like Big has my back, I feel like every person that I have ridden for in their afterlife—I think they got my back as well.”

On figuring out who he is:

"At this point in my life, I can't even begin to try to be in a serious relationship with a woman. That's the point that I'm at now: What do I want? Where am I at? Now that it's out in the open—everybody knows, I know—where am I going from here?”