Konichiwa Bitches

Album: Robyn (2007)
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Songfacts®:

  • Robyn wrote this song with Swedish guitarist and producer Klas Åhlund. The Swede also co-wrote and produced Britney Spears' hit single "Piece Of Me."
  • Robyn told musicomh.com how this song came about: "Me and Klas both liked this American comedian who used to be on MTV... a black guy. He had a sketch where the different races of the world tried to decide what famous people belonged to which race, and they were fighting over whether Oprah Winfrey was white or black, whether Michael Jackson was white or black... Eminem... In the end this member of the group comes up and they're supposed to decide if he's Asian or black and at the end the Asians get him. He goes up on stage and says 'Koni-chi-WAA Bitches,' and it's like the most funny thing I know. It's funny and fiesty and cool."

    Robyn was then asked what it means. She replied: "It's not really about what it means. It means 'hi,' which is a good word, but it's more about that it was just there, and I thought it would be fun."

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