Mister Cee’s 'RIP' tribute to Oklahoma tornado victims offends many at Summer Jam XX
Mister Cee, Hot 97’s longtime DJ, generated a lot of buzz at this year’s installment of Summer Jam XX — but not for the right reasons.
On Sunday night, in an attempt to pay homage to the victims of the recent Oklahoma tornado, Mister Cee requested a moment of silence and then proceeded to play “RIP,” a song by rapper Young Jeezy. While the DJ’s spinning was highly acclaimed by the audience for the rest of the show, the placement of this hit was a surprise that was not well recieved at the annual concert.
“This dude mister cee’s DJ career is over. You don’t say to pay respect to Oklahoma then play RIP by Young Jeezy lmfao,” read just one of several tweets ridiculing Cee.
While it is a radio hit, the Young Jeezy song is definitely not one that lends itself to mourning the lost. The hook’s lyrics: “RIP We just killed the club, drink patron out the bottle almost killed a thug / When I’m so high, I can’t feel the drugs / Too many haters in here, I don’t feel the love” did not sit well with those in attendance and the botched tribute set Twitter ablaze. “Shameful,” “Horrible,” and “Failure” are only a few of the of the words used on Twitter to describe the Hot 97 DJ’s mistake.
The legendary radio personality has had his fair share of negative media attention in the past. In early May he was arrested for allegedly soliciting a male prostitute, who was found to be an undercover police officer. Mister Cee, whose real name is Calvin LeBrun, has been arrested on similar charges three times in the last three years.
In 2012, he plead guilty to loitering after being caught receiving oral sex from a male prostitute. Cee has defended himself from rumors regarding his sexual orientation by stating that he is not gay on air at Hot 97.
According to MTV he has sought counseling for his addiction to sex prostitution.
Cee is known for working with hip-hop heavyweights such as Big Daddy Kane and Notorious B.I.G. as well as his position with the radio show. Hot 97 have yet to release a comment on his controversial Summer Jam performance.