Taboo from Black Eyed Peas speaks at Westcliff

Musician and performer Taboo took some time to talk to students and staff of Westcliff University. Taboo recently collaborated with Hancock President Johnny Lee to make a music video that won an MTV Video Music Award. The song was called Stand Up/Stand N Rock and was written to raise awareness about the fight of the Sioux Tribe against the Dakota Acccess Pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian reservation. The song¬† was nominated in the new category¬†“Best Fight Against the System.” All nominees in the category won the award and Taboo and Johnny Lee had won a prestigious award.

Taboo was generous enough to come and speak to the staff and students of Westcliff University and Hancock University to talk about never giving up and his long journey to making it in the entertainment business. He also talked about his fight against cancer and how that has made him a stronger person. Taboo also took lots of questions from the audicience and really engaged with all of our staff and students. He then took time to meet everyone and take pictures with everyone. Westcliff thanks Taboo for coming to visit and telling his inspiring story, as well as taking the time to get to know many of us as spend some time just hanging out. It was a wonderful day and great to hear how he made it.

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