Filmmaker and author dream hampton shed some interesting light on Brooklyn rapper Notorious B.I.G. via Twitter. Late last night she posted the above photo of Biggie and his best friend Mann on her Twitter page.
Damn… so not only is Biggie’s DJ, Mister Cee suspect, but his best friend was out the closet?
Dream’s tweets came shortly after BET.com posted her thoughts on the Mister Cee scandal humorously titled “Mister Cee What You Started.”
Hampton’s take recounted the scandalous revelations of the last week along with her brand of ‘radical thinking.’
I believe that Mister Cee’s sexuality is a personal matter, one he must reckon with himself and his wife. But Charlamagne’s co-host Angela Yee took the position widely held by heterosexual women—that closeted bisexual men are a health hazard, exposing trusting women to AIDS and more. While I’m not dismissive of those concerns, particularly in a marriage, where condom use is expected to be abandoned, I do know that we heterosexual Black women don’t exactly offer safe spaces for bisexual men to express their desires.
I’m also far more concerned that the transgendered 20-year-old who allegedly serviced him be safe, particularly if he is a sex worker. I wished aloud on my own Twitter feed that the discussion about Mister Cee would be one about decriminalizing sex work and focusing on harm reduction rather than speculating if Mister Cee is closeted.
All gay jokes aside, there are a lot of issues that aren’t being confronted. Homophobia in hip-hop is obscuring larger societal problems.
Still, decriminalizing sex work? Isn’t that like saying let the trannys suck d*ck in peace?