Owning up to his "addiction" to prostitution apparently wasn't enough for New York City's DJ Mister Cee. The Hot 97 veteran made another bold step toward making amends with himself and his fans last week, following an arrest on May 3 for soliciting a prostitute in Brooklyn.
Cee's latest act of restitution? An HIV-awareness PSA for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
"Everybody is not living a righteous lifestyle out there, even myself," Cee says in the 2-minute PSA. "What I wanted to do was talk about the importance of safe sex, talk about the importance of using a condom ... the importance of being healthy in your life as far as taking and HIV test," he went on to say.
According to a report by the New York Daily News last month, Brooklyn neighborhoods like Bushwick, where Mister Cee was arrested, have become a hotbed for new HIV infection, as a new generation of young Brooklyn black males, many hiding their sexual identity, pass the virus on to unknowing female partners.
HIV cases among men under 30 who sleep with men rose from 232 in 2001 to 491 in 2011, the report states. The spike has raised concern among doctors who say they've treated boys as young as 14 for HIV they contracted after sleeping with another male.
Cee's sexuality has been the subject of rumor and debate since police officers allegedly caught him in a sexual act in Lower Manhattan with another man on March 30, 2011.
Take a look at Mister Cee's thoughts on safe sex in the video above and tell us: Is advocacy like this what's needed to help curb the black community's disturbing HIV trend?