I Get Around: A History of Hip-Hop Sex Scandals

Late last week, Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee was arrested and charged with public lewdness and exposure of person. Known as a DJ for Big Daddy Kane and for his work as executive producer for Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die, the radio personality was reportedly involved in a sexual act with a man in New York at the time of his arrest. The 44-year-old didn’t address the allegations during his noon show on the radio today (April 4) and details are still emerging. Cee’s scandal doesn’t mark the first time a sexual scandal has rocked the hip-hop community. XXL takes a look at past sex-related incidents that have made news in the industry.

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    2Pac Convicted of Sexual Assault (1994)
    After a woman accused Pac and his crew of sexual assault, including sodomy, the rapper was charged and sentenced to one and a half to four and a half years in prison in 1995. Pac began to serve his time in February of that month, and his <em>Me Against The World</em> LP dropped the next month. By the end of the year, he was out of prison and aligned with Death Row Records.
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    Erick Sermon Jumps Out The Window (2001)
    When Erick Sermon was injured in late 2001, he initially claimed it was due to a car accident. Details soon surfaced that he had jumped out of a window, though, and rumors spread that the self-defenestration was a suicide attempt triggered by gay rumors.
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    Mystikal Goes to Jail for Sexual Battery (2004)
    In early 2004, Mystikal was sentenced to six years in prison for attacking his former hair stylist. The New Orleans-bred rapper was initially facing aggravated rape charges, but the charges were lowered in exchange for his guilty plea. He was released in early 2010.
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    Mase Rumored to Have Picked Up a Transvestite (2007)
    In May 2007, Ma$e got into a car accident in Atlanta and was allegedly attempting to pick up a transvestite, though it was never confirmed. The woman with whom the collision occurred soon called the Ryan Cameron Morning Show on Atlanta V103 radio station and explained what happened.
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    Eve Sex Tape Leaks (2005)
    After keeping quiet for a few years, Eve made headlines in 2005 when a sex tape leaked. All things considered, she dealt with it pretty well, saying in a 2007 interview, "I was hurt by it. But what kept me calm was that everybody knew he was my boyfriend. Not that I wanted people to see me having sex, but it wasn't like I was getting gangbanged—that would have been crazy." Yes, that would have been crazy.
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    DMX Sued for Claiming He Was Raped (2006)
    In an interview, DMX revealed that a woman who claimed he was the father of her child, raped him. X said he had no recollection of their encounter. The paternity test for the child, born in 2004, though, verified that the Yonkers MC was indeed the father. Two years later, X was ordered to pay $1.5 million to the woman for defamation of character.
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    Big Tigger Sues Superhead After She Claims He Had Gay Affair With Tyson Beckford (2007)
    In 2007, Karrine Steffans, better known as Superhead, stated that she walked in on former BET personality Big Tigger in bed, nude, with model Tyson Beckford. Tigger denied the claims and retained a lawyer to go after the vixen-turned-author.
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    Complaint Filed Against Wendy Williams’s Husband (2008)
    Williams’s part-time publicist, Nicole Spence, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission saying that the radio host’s husband and manager had made inappropriate comments and demanded that Spence have sex with him. There were also claims that Williams had mistreated her employee.
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    Yung Berg Sex Tape Leaks (2010)
    Yung Berg’s credibility has been called into question often during his career—between getting robbed for his chain, making off-base comments, and more. In March of last year, he grabbed non-musical headlines again, this time for a sex tape of he and his girlfriend. Many saw it as another L for Berg.
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    Man Accused of Sexual Assault on Waka Flocka’s Tour Bus (2010)
    While on tour in Cleveland last summer, a man was accused of assault while on Waka’s tour bus. Flockaveli was not named in the complaint.
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    Fat Joe Accused of Sexual Assault (2010)
    A Wisconsin woman accused Joe and members of his crew of inappropriately touching her while in a limo in June of last year. Joe said that he was surprised and the situation surrounding the accusations was “ugly.” Less than a month after the initial complaint, though, it was withdrawn.
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    Kanye West Nude Photos Leak (2010)
    In October, shortly before the release of his <em>My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy</em>, nude photos of Yeezy hit the net. He wasn’t lying in “Runaway” when he spit, “I sent this girl a picture of my dick.”

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    I would love to see an XXL top ten “Dumb ways to ruin your hip-hop career”. What up Yung Berg!