Taboo

by ethnic on January 7, 2008

Birth Name: Jaime Luis Gomez

Place of Birth: Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: July 14, 1975

Ethnicity: Mexican [Spanish, Indigenous, distant African], some Shoshone Native American

Taboo is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actor, and DJ. He is a member of the music group The Black Eyed Peas. Other members of the group are apl.de.ap, Fergie, and will.i.am.

Taboo’s real name is Jaime Luiz Gomez, and his stage name is Taboo Nawasha. Taboo’s parents, Aurora Ann Sifuentes and Jimmy J. Gómez, are of Mexican (Spanish and Indigenous) descent. Taboo’s great-grandmother, Luisa González Silva, has some African roots.

Taboo has said that he has some Shoshone Native American ancestry. The Shoshone tribe was originally located in the states Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado.

Taboo is married to Jaymie Dizon. He has two children with Jaymie, and a son from a previous relationship.

Taboo’s maternal grandfather was Luis Gonzalez Sifuentes, Jr. (the son of Luis Sifuentes Ordaz and Luisa González Silva). Taboo’s grandfather Luis was born in California. Taboo’s great-grandfather Luis was born in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, the son of José Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Hordas Gómez, also known as María Florencia Ordaz Gómez. Taboo’s great-grandmother Luisa was born in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, the daughter of Martín González Reyes, also known as José González Reyes, and of Consuelo Silva Medina.

Taboo’s maternal grandmother was Clarita Acosta (also known as Aurora Calistro Acosta, the daughter of Enrique Acosta and Augustina Calistro). Clarita was born in Arizona. Enrique was a Mexican immigrant. Augustina was the daughter of Mexican emigrants, Gabriel Calistro Reyes, of Arizpe, Sonora, and Felipa Salvatiera.

Source: Genealogy of Taboo (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com

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Manila April 11, 2016 at 6:53 am

Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Ordaz Gómez -> José Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Hordas Gómez, also known as María Florencia Ordaz Gómez

Source: Genealogy of Taboo (focusing on his mother’s side) – https://www.geni.com/people/Taboo/6000000038854171354

Greyface March 20, 2016 at 4:32 pm

has nothing on johnny depp, this guy probably isnt even native!!!
a FRAUD

Manila January 13, 2016 at 12:06 am

CORRECTION: Both of Taboo’s maternal grandparents are now deceased.

Manila December 23, 2015 at 7:32 am

Several additions and corrections:
Luis, Sr. was born in Zacatecas, Zacatecas, Mexico, to Leandro Sifuentes Díaz and Florencia Ordaz Gómez. Luisa was born in Aldama, Chihuahua, Mexico, to Martín González Reyes, also known as José González Reyes, and Consuelo Silva Medina.

Enrique was a Mexican immigrant.

Aurora Clarita Calistro Acosta -> Clarita Acosta (also known as Aurora Calistro Acosta,

Agustina Salvatierra Calistro -> Augustina Calistro

Augustina was the daughter of Mexican immigrants Gabriel Calistro Reyes, of Arizpe, Sonora, and Felipa Salvatiera.

Manila December 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm

Taboo’s Mexican ancestry has also distant African and Spanish roots based on the compilation of church records of his great-grandmother Luisa González Silva’s ancestors.

Capricious October 9, 2015 at 6:36 am

Looks 100% native.

Justinian October 30, 2015 at 1:51 am

I disagree, but he looks predominately Native.

cwm85 August 1, 2015 at 4:24 pm

I thought he was pure native american. Lol he has some Spanish descent obviously.

Manila April 10, 2015 at 10:51 pm

Agustina’s middle name is Salvatierra.

Manila March 30, 2015 at 6:07 am

Aurora Calistro Acosta was born Clarita Calistro Acosta according to her birth certificate, but please retain Aurora.

http://genealogy.az.gov/azbirth/435/4352747.pdf

Manila January 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm

Father: Jimmy J. Gómez
Mother: Aurora Ann Sifuentes

Maternal grandfather: Luis Gonzalez Sifuentes, Jr.
Maternal grandmother: Aurora Calistro Acosta

Luis’ father: Luis Sifuentes Ordaz
Luis’ mother: Luisa Gonzalez Silva

Aurora’s father: Enrique Acosta
Aurora’s mother: Agustina Calistro

Luis Sifuentes, Jr. and Aurora Acosta’s Marriage Record: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-29892-21802-96

Manila January 4, 2015 at 11:16 pm

Luisa Gonzalez Silva -> Luisa González Silva

gurl September 22, 2011 at 6:51 am

I thought he was just mexican

NANAN October 22, 2011 at 6:37 pm

he is he just has native ancestry

M June 4, 2015 at 7:06 pm

He looks 100% Native American.

nalan June 17, 2015 at 7:38 am

Most Mexicans are of Native ancestry. The Mayans, Aztecs and all the other tribes of The Americans are Native Americans. Mexican is not a race and neither is Hispanic.

ethnic September 22, 2011 at 6:35 am

Nice guess!

KissOfDanger July 15, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Somebody owes me some money. I knew he was Native American. I think Jaime is a cutie :) I’d hit it.

Mexican April 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm

TAboo is proud of his Mexican heritage right on. Thats a true Mexicano que bueno! Y que viva MEXICO!!

daylaborer89 April 5, 2011 at 11:37 pm

he’s a mexican, he even looks like one if he cuts his hair off, USA native americans are way more mixed than mexican natives… i study genetics..

LucarioCooper September 5, 2015 at 5:43 pm

Lmao, it’s in his eyes. Stop.

pres March 22, 2011 at 8:00 am

Native pride!!!!!!

lol March 16, 2011 at 11:13 pm

japanese ghost lol he been spendin a lil too much time inside the house xD jkjkjk he is a freaking awesome singer/rapper

Fran March 8, 2011 at 3:09 pm

OH YEAH TABOO REPRESENTING THE FIRST NATIONS PEOPLE!!!!! THAT IS SO AWESOME, I HEARD RUMORS THAT THAT HE WAS NATIVE AMERICAN BUT NOW THAT IS ALL PROVEN TRUE RIGHT ON. NATIVE PRIDE BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mexican pride March 27, 2011 at 6:41 am

to fran: dont 4get da mexican pride bi**h!? u ignorant pll his last name is spanish

mexican pride March 27, 2011 at 6:46 am

to me he looks mexican

LIKONRED March 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

Haha. Wow, you’re a lil bit ignorant. A lot of Mexicans don’t even have Spanish blood. You know why? Most of you are descended from Aztecs, Zapotecs, Yucatecs, Tzozils, Mixtec, Otomi, and Totonac(aka Natives to the Americas!)! There’s nothing Spanish about Mexicans except names and some of the language,which is a mixture of Spanish and Nahuatl(Aztec), and maybe a little heritage. So most likely, he’s mostly indigenous. You prob are too. Now, who’s ignorant? Damn, you don’t even know your history or heritage!

dont say shit May 24, 2011 at 10:30 am

most mexicans look like indians but we have spanish blood i mean i am so pale and people allways says that and i am really proud to have amerindian blood but i dont look native

Bob March 7, 2011 at 5:15 am

I thought he was a Japanese ghost!

total23 March 28, 2011 at 5:55 am
blahbadeblahblah March 6, 2011 at 9:40 am

oh he is shoshone and mexican because at first i didnt know what the hell he was haha so funny although people think im mexican and im a mix between black and white lolz

Kimchi fried lice! March 5, 2011 at 9:07 pm

No wonder he always carried that Mexican flag around..

fuzzypanda January 17, 2011 at 2:03 pm

i thought he was part chinese lol

total23 March 28, 2011 at 5:55 am

Is This FUZZYBEAR!?:???

Fuzzybear March 28, 2011 at 6:24 am

To total

No that’s not me

total23 March 29, 2011 at 8:09 am

Kay, Why Is He Trying To Similize Your Name! IMPOSTER! Lol!

Kelly October 11, 2010 at 4:29 pm

I think taboo is cute 2,and i support him for the arizona bill 1070

eddie gomez July 12, 2010 at 11:59 am

Wats up carnal is ur brother eddie just saying was up long time no see long time no hear from u love u n I miss u ……if u read this try to hit me back up

Ahhh(: July 5, 2010 at 8:34 pm

I didn’t know he was mexicano, I saw the Shoshone indian in him right away.

izzy June 20, 2010 at 2:56 pm

i thought taboo was asian at first too but he’s mexican! yay! im mexican and spanish and we kinda look alike we both have nice skin, brown eyes, and brown hair except mine is curly, but anyway love his voice very attractive! :)

lucesiña June 14, 2010 at 3:42 pm

WEll mexican are indias too. someones are mix with spanish !!! i am Brasilian but my husband is mexican .. but yeah his hot guy !!

drexxx April 29, 2010 at 5:31 pm

loool i thought he was just native !!!! i guess i was wrong !!!

Aerie April 29, 2010 at 1:12 pm

I knew Taboo had some type of Native American in him. My fiance is a Shoshone/Italian mix and they both have the same skin tone and hair texture. Cute guy :)

ethnic January 12, 2010 at 1:31 pm

you know I thought he was Asian first time I saw him.

Princess January 12, 2010 at 5:24 am

OOHHH YEAH!! FIRST COMMENT!!! TABOO IS KINDA CUTE!! IN MY OPINION!!!

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