Lala Vazquez has taken on the position as guest editor at Vibe.com for the day. In a brief interview, she discusses the “Basketball Wives” show, her upcoming wedding with Carmelo Anthony, her take on the Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj beef and on banning Ciara’s video
Would you ever produce a show like [Basketball Wives]?
Absolutely not. That show is not who I am. I’m not trying to base my life as a basketball wife. I’m trying to base my life on things outside my relationship as far as my acting, my producing, branding myself. It wouldn’t fit into what I’m trying to do. But what it did for them is amazing.
What about brides maids?
We’re not having any brides maids. We’re having a kid of non-traditional wedding. We’re just keep it simple with one maid of honor and one best man. Nothing we’ve done thus far has been traditional.
You guys going intimate or huge?
It’s going to be huge in New York in July at some time. It wasn’t my deicison it was Melo’s. And the list just keeps growing.
Are there certain requests both of you must have for the wedding?
He’s that guy, I’m not that person, I’m pretty simple. He wants red involved in some way and he wants red velvet cake. That’s his I have to have. No one can tell me differently.
Come August, will we be calling you La La Anthony?
I haven’t decided yet. I’ve been talking to my circle about it, but I don’t know yet. Vasquez-Anthony is so long. I really need to think about that and figure it out. I think I’m going to use both because people know me as La La Vasquez. I don’t want to ditch it completely. I’ll probably keep both.
How do you feel about Lil Kim taking shots at her?
I’m not in a position to comment on that because I don’t know the history or stories. I’m fans of both their music, what Kim did in the game can never be replaced and I think Nicki is doing her thing. There’s enough room for everybody. Good music, good artists, they don’t come often now so when you get them you have to embrace them and hold on to them. If they could put their differences aside and [do a song] can you imagine how ill that would be?
In your opinion, do you think Nicki should defend herself?
I don’t think something like that should be responded in a public forum. Whatever needs to be discussed can be handled amongst themselves. It’s not necessarily something that has to be played in the public. Because whatever issues are there, obviously none of us know about it any way. I love Kim. Kim’s actually a friend and she’s awesome. Whatever differences they have, I just hope they can work out.
You’re good friends with Ciara, do you think BET was justified in banning her video?
It definitely was sexy, but I enjoyed seeing her with her stretch pants and shirt and really getting down and dirty. I think people wanted to see that from her. I didn’t think it should’ve been banned. I’ve seen a lot of stuff on BET that’s a lot worse, but I know they’re working on rectifying the situation.