Taboo of the Black Eyed Peas performed at the Friday night halftime of the Oklahoma City Thunder for Native American Heritage Month. The performance, presented by Nike N7 in association with OKC Thunder, brought a strong finish to the month honoring Native Americans.
During the performance, Taboo celebrated with singing and dancing and highlighting indigenous people, he was also joined by Emcee One.
After the performance, which contains footage of his evening, he tweeted:
“I want to say thank you @okcthunder @NikeN7 for involving me and @Emceeone in the #NativeAmericanHeritageMonth celebration last night ..and as they say “The Show Must Go on” no matter what !! We all where very honored to be part of this event #nativestrong #daretorise”
He told Indian Country Today, “It was a great night celebrating Native heritage. As I said, the show must go on … no matter what the show must continue! I’d also like to give a shout out to Emcee One and Miss Oklahoma Triana Browne, who killed it with the National Anthem. Thanks to you folks at Indian Country Today for covering this performance. It was also great to see the guys from NDN Sports representing as well!”
As described in an NBA news release:
Taboo is not just a member of the global chart-topping sensation, The Black Eyed Peas, but also an accomplished dancer, actor, author, shoe designer, philanthropist and quickly becoming a global DJ sensation. Taboo also has the distinction of being the first Native American to headline the Superbowl halftime show. Having sold over a staggering 55 million albums worldwide, the Black Eyed Peas have brought their enigmatic fusion of pop, hip-hop and dance music to a huge global audience.
As a Nike N7 Ambassador, Taboo inspires future generations to challenge themselves to achieve greatness, both on and off the playing field.
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