However, this interview she just gave to the Windy City Media Group is surprisingly interesting. She brings the old days alive, with her remembrances of influencing such early NY scene creators as Afrika Bambaataa, Frankie Knuckles, Sylvia Robinson, Rock Steady Crew, and Jellybean Benitez. Oh, and of course, Michael Alig – who had never heard of house music?
SR: I used to do these parties at a club named Tatou in New York City. A guy introduced me to a guy named Prince Teddy who became my business partner. However, he was brutally murdered—and I was on TV shows like A Current Affair and in tabloid magazines like The Globe. However, Michael thought that the whole thing was fabulous! I told him that it was not fabulous. That was the first time I noticed that he was off the bean.
I first met Michael and his friend James St. James because of an article in New York magazine about club kids. I read it and decided to meet the club kids, then and there. I went to either Danceteria or Tunnel and talked my way in. I met Michael and told him about house music; he had me meet DJ Keoki. They thought the music was cool and I became part of that club kid scene.