Shaquille O’Neal is a jack of all trades and master of most, and it looks like he can add DJing to his many talents.
The former NBA championing has been honing his skills under the moniker “DJ Diesel” and recently stepped out to rock his first gig at Chateau Nightclub & Rooftop at Paris Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
And from the reports of people on the scene, Shaq wasn’t just half bad, he murdered his set.
Via TMZ Sports:
TMZ Sports broke the story … Shaq — who went by DJ Diesel — took over the turntables Friday night at Chateau nightclub at the Paris Hotel and Casino in Vegas.
Shaq had been practicing for months (it’s been a secret hobby for years) — and it looks like the hard work paid off … with the crowd rockin’ and rollin’ with every track he put on.
We’re told … Shaq rolled into the club around 1am and spun for roughly 30 minutes.
As one source put it … “He started off a little slow. He was playing hip-hop. He got into a groove and actually ended the set really strong. He was mixing in some rock and roll, and that got the crowd going!”
The source added, “He was better then I expected him to be.”
We’re told the club was so happy, they gave O’Neal a custom bottle of Shaq Moet champagne as a thank-you gift.
Shaq has a platinum album under his belt so him get readjusted to the realm of Hip-Hop isn’t all too surprising. Scroll through the gallery below to see that super-sized champagne bottle and flicks from the event.
Photos: Judy Eddy/WENN, TMZ Sports