The MTV personality (as if anyone on MTV had any personality) and fiancee of Carmelo Anthony got into it with some Mavericks fans at the American Airlines Arena during Game 4, with the result of LaLa saying “Ta-ta!” as she was escorted out by security.
The video footage found only shows the aftermath of the incident, so we’re not exactly sure what started the whole mess. But Ms. Vasquez explains why it all went down - because Mavericks fans are racists.
TMZ shoots up a statement from LaLa claiming the Dallas crowd was not very nice to her and her posse:
“Obviously the play-off games bring out the best and the worst in fans but what happened on Monday night with the racial slurs/threats, verbal attacks on my son and physical attacks to myself by irate fans was unacceptable. The fans were totally out of control. What the cameras captured was me defending myself and didn’t show the abuse that was taking place.”
Typical Texans, right? But hold on - some Mavs fans say they’re being slandered as vicious Vasquez attackers. One season ticket holder, Peggy (last name withheld), told the DALLAS MORNING NEWS that she was sitting in the row right behind LaLa, and it was one of her bodyguards that began the brouhaha:
The hostility started, according to Peggy, when the bodyguard turned around and loudly and crudely insulted her. “Everybody started defending me,” she said, “and it just got really nasty.”
Peggy denies any fans directed any racial slurs or threats toward Vasquez, and that LaLa is a “has-been whatever” that “just wanted attention“:
“Dallas fans are getting a bad rap for this,” Peggy said. “I think they’re pulling the race card, and there’s nothing to it. It’s ridiculous, because it’s not at all what they’re saying.”
Here’s hoping this Mavs-Nuggets series goes seven games.