Allan Pineda Lindo, Jr., better known as apl.de.ap (pronounced “Apple D Ap”), is a Filipino-American rapper, record producer, and drummer, best known as member of the Grammy Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas.
Apl.de.ap is a frequent visitor to the Holy Land. Here he is at the Wall yesterday, Monday August 13, 2012.
Note the kabalistic red string on his wrist and the security man behind him.
No such thing as too much protection.
We’re told he asked to visit the Temple Mount as well, but police feared that his rapping might be misconstrued as a form of non-Muslim prayer by the true owners and operators of the place, the Waqf, and it would start a major riot.
According to David Brinn of the Jpost, the Black Eyed Peas are steeped in Jewish culture. They shout “Mazal tov” in their hit “I Gotta Feeling,” and they performed “Hava Nagila” in concert, making them a favorite with Israeli audiences.
Can’t have too much Jewish scholarship.Yori Yanover
About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.
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