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Black Eyed Peas perform in Tagalog at the closing ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games

Filipino band member Allan Pineda Lindo shared his excitement for the homecoming show

Black Eyed Peas will perform at the closing ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday. AFP
Black Eyed Peas will perform at the closing ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games on Wednesday. AFP

The Black Eyed Peas performed at the closing ceremony of the Southeast Asian Games in the Philippines, with Filipino band member Allan Pineda Lindo calling the gig a homecoming.

The hip-hop group took to the stage in New Clark City in the Philippines on Wednesday, December 11 performing their biggest hits, including Where Is The Love and Pump It, and also rapped parts of their songs in Tagalog.

Ahead of the gig, Lindo, better known as apl.de.ap, shared his excitement in a number of Instagram stories, which he took from inside the new stadium alongside his mother.

"I'm here with my mum. This is where I grew up, and this is where I get all my wisdom," he said. "Man, this is a proud moment."

Filipino rapper and Black Eyed Pea band member Allan Pineda Lindo, better known as apl.de.ap, with his mother ahead of the closing ceremony of the SEA Games. Instagram
Filipino rapper and Black Eyed Pea band member Allan Pineda Lindo, better known as apl.de.ap, with his mother ahead of the closing ceremony of the SEA Games. Instagram

During a press conference ahead of the closing ceremony, Lindo said: “We are doing our hits and Tagalog parts in our album. It’s going to be a celebration for the athletes that gave their all to have a great SEA Games for the Philippines."

Lindo also performed at the opening ceremony of the games on November 30, although he was not joined by his Black Eyed Peas bandmates.

The closing ceremony is set to take place this evening, when the Philippines will officially hand over the hosting of the Southeast Asian Games to Hanoi, Vietnam, which will host the games in 2021.

Updated: December 11, 2019 06:10 PM

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