“Uncensored – Bushido’s Truth”
That happens in his documentary series
A new documentary series sheds light on Bushido’s connections to organized crime and how they shape his family life.
Bushido (43) has never been seen as private as in the new documentary series “Uncensored – Bushido’s Truth”: Bushido as a family man, cuddling with his daughters. Bushido as a husband, teased by his wife Anna-Maria Ferchichi (40). Bushido in a suit with his friends on his 40th birthday. And Bushido with tears in his eyes, finally freed from Arafat Abou-Chaker.
In the first two episodes of the documentary, the documentary describes the path of Bushido, bourgeois Anis Ferchichi, who went from being an untalented sprayer – without respecting the law – to the new big thing in the rap business. Mainly, however, it illuminates Bushido’s view of things on his private and business connection with Arafat Abou-Chaker. “I’m not proud of my behavior,” the rapper makes clear in the first minutes of the series and wipes the tears from his face.
The documentary accompanies the Ferchichi family from June 2018 to August 2020 and clarifies questions that have been raised by the many headlines about Bushido’s longstanding collaboration with the clan chief. But she only provides answers from Bushido, the second main character in the documentary – Arafat Abou-Chaker – rejects all allegations, but did not want to comment on them.
The beginning of Bushido and Arafat
Bushido tells how Abou-Chaker allegedly helped him by force to “get out” of his contract with Aggro Berlin: “Maybe that wasn’t the fine English way. But we weren’t in England either, we were in Schöneberg.” How he couldn’t turn his new “back” off after taking part in his business: “I knew that it can also get uncomfortable”. And how this mistake haunts him to this day: “What would have happened if I had said no, if I had got out of the car, if I had simply received the blows?”
The documentary also sheds light on how the rap business and clan families are related and describes that both Arafat Abou-Chaker and Bushido benefited from each other and earned millions. She lets LKA officials, police officers, Islamic scholars, music journalists, colleagues like Sido (40) and lawyers have their say in order to classify things. The documentary becomes even more private with quotes from companions such as the master painter, with whom Bushido did his training, or his in-laws.
And of course through Anna-Maria Ferchichi. Without Bushido’s wife, what we would call the “difficult business relationship” between Bushido and Arafat Abou-Chaker would probably not have changed to this day. According to her, the rapper could not have imagined for a long time that a life without Abou-Chaker would be possible – a circumstance that weighed heavily on the marriage. “And then he started to extend his tentacles in the direction of my wife,” said the rapper.
The dispute escalates
Tensions between the clan chief and the strong woman in Bushido’s life escalated several times. There were police operations, threatening situations, the temporary separation of Anis and Anna-Maria and finally the final separation from Bushido and Arafat. Since 2018, the former business partners have only discussed lawyers with each other.
For Bushido at this point, however, it is primarily about self-determination and freedom: “I got rid of someone who was largely responsible for my having a shitty life. That I quarreled with my wife, that my children moved away with her that I have terror with the cops, that the prosecutors run into me, that the tax investigators are after me, that I have to post things that I don’t want, that they treat me, that they monitor me, that they call me that I’m being sent somewhere … That alone is why I’m a winner. […] I accept every judgment. I am already the winner. “
“He’s just the bad”
But after the carefree time, the shock follows: At the end of 2018, the Ferchichis found out that there are allegedly plans to kidnap Anna-Maria “and, if necessary, take the children with them”. Anna-Maria: “Yes, I trust him to do everything, everything and more. […] He’s just bad. And if you think angry and abnormal you have to go ten more steps and then you have Arafat. “Since then, Bushido’s family has been under police protection.
The documentary “Uncensored – Bushido’s Truth” can be seen on Amazon Prime from November 26th.