Taboo of Black Eyed Peas celebrated his 37th birthday at Rain Nightclub the Palms on Friday night with a surprise birthday cake presentation from band member Apl.de.ap and a special performance from Taboo’s upcoming solo album.
Right before Taboo started his set, “The Taboo Experience,” Apl.de.ap rushed the stage and grabbed the microphone yelling, “Hold up, hold up! We are about to celebrate one of my best friend’s birthdays tonight and we need a cake.” The music stopped and girls with sparklers flanked the three-layer cake that was red and black with edible confetti, stunna shades and headphones to present it to Taboo on stage. Apl.de.ap led the crowd in singing “Happy Birthday” and as soon as it ended Taboo blew the candle out on top of the cake.
Sporting a dark denim jacket with studs and panels of portions of the American flag, jeans, a gold chain and watch, and white tank-top, Taboo took the stage with an explosive performance starting with a mix of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Ball So Hard.” The interactive DJ set had Taboo spinning, dancing, singing and even jumping on top of the deejay booth for guests. Taboo’s dancers complimented each song with costume changes and different styles of dance. They even took bottles of Ketel One around during LMFAO’s “Shots” and poured it into people’s mouths. Apl.de.ap even joined Taboo for a number of songs, getting on the microphone to sing and act as hype-man during Black Eyed Peas’ “I Gotta Feeling.”
In an interview before his performance, Taboo said there are no immediate plans for Black Eyed Peas to start working on new material stating, “We’re so focused on individual projects because we needed a little break.” Taboo is currently working on his solo album and last night he gave guests a little taste of it showcasing the new music video and performing ‘I Don’t Want to Dance’ with Alex Gaudino.
The night ended by Taboo surprising his wife, Jaymie Dizon, by pulling her on stage while Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get It On” played. Their four-year anniversary was July 12.
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