Deize Tigrona is a Brazilian funk carioca musician. Born in the São Conrado neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, Deize worked as a house cleaner until her music career became successful. Her song “Injeção” was used as the basis for the M.I.A. song "Bucky Done Gun". Recently she has performed both with M.I.A. and with another popular funk carioca singer, Tati Quebra Barraco.
While funk’s lyrics often focus on relationships and sex, and many male funk carioca artists commonly objectify women, Tigrona has received some criticism for some of her lyrics. Altrough she isn't very popular, her song "Injeção," which translates to the English word "injection," made a little susses includes the lyrics Quando eu vô ao médico, sinto uma dor / Quer me dar injeção...Injeção doi quando fura which roughly translate to "When I go to the doctor, I feel a pain / I want him to give me an injection... The injection hurts when it penetrates." The song, which incorporates many other sexual metaphors, samples the horns from the theme of the Rocky films, "Gonna Fly Now." Reporter Alex Bellos notes in music of this nature "Coke. Guns. Booty. Beats," the last two of which can be heard in Tigrona's song. Funk carioca, when played in its typical, extremely voluminous, floor-shaking style, often has the effect of "going straight to the booty," says funk researcher Greg Scruggs. As is expected with music that is this sexually explicit, the dance style that goes along with it is very sexually suggestive . Furthermore, songs like "Injeção" serve as a powerful affirmation of the Brazilian preoccupation of anal sex.
Many of her songs, including “Sex-o-matic” and “Injeção”, blatantly discuss sex and woman in a way some other funk carioca performers, like Tati Quebra Barraco, consider offensive. Tigrona maintains that funk music is for dancing and that people find her double-entendres entertaining. Despite the criticism, Tigrona’s music is gradually becoming more popular to a wider audience, even beyond the streets of Brazil.