“Wigger” Anouk makes the headlines in the Netherlands.

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Anouk made the headlines in her home country after some people were annoyed with her use of the word Wigger in her song with the same name.

Anouk who is never at a loss for words, had to publish a message on her Facebook page to explain the situation. She defends herself by quoting Wikipedia’s definition of  Wigger: “white person who is inspired by black culture” therefore she wants to and will carry on calling herself a wigger. Her beautiful “kids with brown sugared skin” (She had 3 of her 4 children with Remon Stotijn, a Dutch singer born in Suriname and married to Anouk for 9 years), her music family, inner city’s childhood and her musical influence are clear evidence than Anouk embraces all ethnicities and is proud of it.

Anouk was accompanied on the Eurovision Song Contest stage last May in Malmo by 3 black backing vocalists. Shirma Rouse, Ricardo Burgrust and Yerry Rellum were awarded this summer the Frida Award for Best Backing Vocalists of the Eurovision Song Contest 2013. Shirma and Ricardo are well known by Anouk’s fans for having toured with her for years.

Anouk published on her YouTube account, a lyric video of her song Wigger which within a day was seen by more than 40K people. (See lyrics below)

 

Anouk represented The Netherlands at this year’s Eurovision Song Contest and managed to qualify her country for the first time since 2003 and reached a 9th place, best results in 14 years.

 

The lyrics of Wigger by Anouk

I’m that true blond proud wigger
Born and raised in the suburbs
Became a rock’n roll singer
Tryin’ to find my way going uptown

Hard work and determination
I never asked for anything
No higher education
Stood of tired of waiting
Too many choices and illusions
Smack flown just to survive
All clues, but no solutions
Struggle each day just to stay alive

It ain’t just image I create
Don’t fill your judgement full with hate
It ain’t worth it
It ain’t worth it

I’m that true blond proud wigger
Born and raised in the suburbs
Became a rock’n soul singer
Tryin’ to find my way going uptown

Bring on that revolution
My kids’ brown sugared skin
People jumping to conclusions
Letting me know I was made to sin
So done with moderation
You look around but you never look up
No intelligent conversation
I’ll eat dirt but I won’t shut up

It ain’t just image I create
Don’t fill your judgement full with hate
It ain’t worth it
It ain’t worth it

I’m that true blond proud wigger
Born and raised in the suburbs
Became a rock’n soul singer
Tryin’ to find my way going uptown

It ain’t just image I create
Don’t fill your judgement full with hate
It ain’t worth it
It ain’t worth it

I’m that true blond proud wigger
Born and raised in the suburbs
Became a rock’n soul singer
Tryin’ to find my way going uptown

True blond proud wigger
True blond proud wigger
True blond proud wigger
True blond proud wigger

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