The Parlour website reports that in a recent article published in Dutch magazine Jackie the author thought it would be a good idea and ‘hip’ to call singer Rihanna a ‘NiggaBitch’.

Read the ridiculous piece below (translated in to English).

“She has street cred, she has a ghetto ass and she has a golden throat. Rihanna, the good girl gone bad, is the ultimate niggabitch and displays that gladly, and for her that means: what’s on can come off. If that means she’ll be on stage half naked, then so be it. But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones, so pick a clothing style in which your daughter can resist minus ten. No to the big sunglasses and the pornheels, and yes to the tiger print, pink shizzle and everything that glitters. Now let’s hope she won’t beat anybody up at daycare.”

“But Dutch winters aren’t like Jamaican ones”.

Rihanna is from Barbados not Jamaica. Idiots!

What a load of ignorant rubbish!

Then comes the Editor-In-Chief  “apology”.

Dear readers,

First: thanks for all your responses. We are of course very fed up over this and especially very shocked. However I’m glad that we’re engaging in a dialogue on this page — not everybody does that. Thanks for this. Other than that I can be brief about this: this should have never happened. Period.

While the author meant no harm — the title of the article was intended as a joke — it was abad joke, to say the least. And that slipped through my, the editor-in-chief’s, fingers. Stupid, painful and sucks for all concerned. The author has been addressed on it, and now I can only ensure that these terms will no longer end up in the magazine. Furthermore I hope that you all believe there was absolutely no racist motive behind the choice of words. It was stupid, it was naive to think that this was an acceptable form of slang — you hear it all the time on tv and radio, then your idea of what is normal apparently shifts — but it was especially misguided: there was no malice behind it. We make our magazine with love, energy and enthusiasm, and it can sometimes happen that someone is out of line. And then you can only do one thing: apologize. And hope that others wish to accept it.

From the bottom of my heart I say it again: we never intended to offend anyone. And I mean that.


Eva Hoeke

*shaking head*

I blame Hip Hop for this mess – Hahahahahahaha.

And as for you Eva… you are are fooling no one luv!

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13 replies »

  1. she signs of #NIGGA on twitter 24/7
    hip hop culture needs to take stock that in other countries dont get the whole ‘reclaiming a word and taking the power out of it’ if it australia or england – i would be jumping up and down – i dunno i read the article and thought – kmt, we ALL have a long ass way to go 😦

  2. Very good article in dutch magazine. Rihanna is half naked when performing she radiates sex, has clips that encourage (to say the least) promiscuous behaviour, etc, etc. Tme it was called for what it is, thanks Jackie.

  3. I don’t think Rihanna is racially sensitive. So i doubt she would care at all what racist names she calls herself and what racist names they call her. Look at the people she models after. I guess she figured that since Jay Z and Chris Brown use it in their music, then it is cool to use it. You know what, if they had said this to the likes of Jill Scott, Kelly Price, Chrisset and anyone in that category, i would be so mad about it. But the journalists would think twice before they wrote an article about such artists. I do think though that whoever wrote it is not as naive as they make out to be. People just like to act dumb for no good reason to a point where they think that their consumers are so stupid. Really, is this what it has come to. They could not stoop any lower if they wanted to. I will be surprised if her PR machine responded to this. They might just sound more ridiculous than this article.

  4. i like Rihanna’s response on twitter. Where as I am not a fan of the Nword. There are many things other races call themselves that we could never think of doing so. Regardless of it use the fact remains its split some for some against within the race. Her clothes is a non issue to me when Josephine Baker only wore Banana skirt on stage when she performed. its all relative. Fact is the editor/writer of the mag has made a faux pas. probably was for marketing reasons. who knows

  5. Yeah we all ready know that dutch people are fcking racist! I know that because i life there..

  6. Her image has nothing to do it.. so i think. This woman knew what she was doing. She thought she was being cute. And she thought she would get away with it. Because so many dutch poeople have major issues. Even my Black friend …i just shake my head to at times… I don’t believe that there is one person on this earth that does not know what the word NIGGER means. She knew what it means and she knows where the word comes from. So whatever she gets is what she gets. It has nothing to do with being familiar… She should have not said it and that’s the bottom line…. I’m sick of people making excuses for others ignorance…. If she thought the word was ok to use…then why don’t she walk up and down the street and call everyone Black a nigger and see what happens…

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