Black Eyed Peas man apl.de.ap‘s brother was murdered yesterday (February 3) in the Philippines.
Joven Pineda Deala, 21, was the youngest brother of apl.de.ap, whose real name is Allan Pineda Lindo. He was reportedly gunned down in the northern town of Porac, Pampanga, while sitting in his car near his girlfriend’s house.
Police are still searching for a suspect and have not yet determined a motive for the killing, although there are rumours that it may have been the result of a love triangle, reports E! Online.
apl.de.ap was born in the Philippines to a Filipina mother and an African American father. He was a founding member of the Black Eyed Peas along with Will.i.am.
The rapper/producer is expected to return to the Philippines to attend memorial services for his brother.
–By our Los Angeles staff.