New York City now has the elite creative talent the town has long been lacking. It was announced Monday night that LaLa Vazquez — a disc jockey and occasional reality TV show host — will be making her full-time residence in New York. Vazquez made the move after her husband was transferred to play for a professional basketball team in town.
Vazquez, who was born in Brooklyn but has not lived in the city full-time since the late '90s, is expected to reinvigorate New York's arts scene with her return. In addition to her DJ'ing gigs and hosting such shows as MTV's Total Request Live and VH1's Flavor Of Love, she has also acted in the movies Urban Massacre and Soul Plane, and appears as the dean on VH1's Charm School With Ricki Lake.
"This is huge for New York and for the arts in general," said Michael Fleeson, Arts editor for the New Yorker. "Just having someone with LaLa's talent here will inspire others to expand the bounds of human creativity and expression."
It is not clear yet what venture Vazquez will tackle first in New York. A source close to the artist says that for now she plans to "just mainly sit courtside at a lot of Knicks games, especially the nationally televised ones."
Vazquez is also reportedly pitching a Broadway play version of Flavor Of Love 2 with Flavor Flav. The play would star Flavor Flav and possibly also incorporate Ray J.