Neue Deutsche Welle (German for New German Wave; see Neue Deutsche Welle) is the 1st solo album by GermanrapperFler. The album is accused of having nationalist views, because of his lyrics in songs like "Neue Deutsche Welle", such as the line: Das ist schwarz, rot, gold - hart und stolz("This is black, red, gold - hard and proud"). The black, red, and gold refers to the colors of the German flag.
Fler has been accused of nationalist views because of his lyrics from his album: "[...] This is black, red, gold - hard and proud, nobody noticed it, but believe me my mom is German [...]".
The critics also accused him of using a Hitler quotation, a reference to the 1939 invasion of Poland. Original from Hitler: "Since 5.45 we have been shooting back". Fler's publicity: "On the 1st of May I will be shooting back".
Rapper and labelmate Sido said in VIVA on 17 June 2005 that neither Fler nor anybody else is a Nazi at Aggro Berlin. Bushido, a formerly member of the label, claimed that this wasn't "just" for marking:
"It wasn't just Aggro. Fler did it on his own, as a reaction. All his friends are damn proud of being Arabs or Turks. So Fler presented himself as a proud German. […] I don't want to use my Tunesian father as an alibi, and of course friends of mine have played with Nazi references, most recently Fler, but if you use the Reichsflagge as part of your logo and ride around with skinheads in your video then you can't be surprised at this sort of reaction. I have always distanced myself from that kind of shit."
Fler defended himself, that he isn't a Nazi. He himself dislikes them. With the following quotations, he gaves a correct position to the accuses:
"I beat Nazis [...]" from "A.G.G.R.O."
"I'm not a Nazi, I'm a German with identity"
"If Nazis would rap, believe me, they all were already dead / You want to fuck somebody now? Fuck the NPD!"