The most successful German rapper for many years, Bushido, has always been more interested in the opinion of the so-called majority society than his hard, anti-social middle finger rap suggested. Bushido was already sitting on talk shows when his lyrics were being read to him with pursed lips and he was supposed to take a position in the public chair group. But even in the most hostile round of suits, Bushido never generated pity because he was able to defend himself and, demonstratively relaxed in his tracksuit, radiated the certainty that this game would always go by his rules in the end.

When watching the Amazon documentary "Uncensored - Bushido's Truth" already in the first shot - a ball of fur from a family dog ​​behind a metal entrance gate, in front of it, indistinctly, a police officer - you get the uncomfortable feeling that things could be different this time and Bushido make a relatively sad figure, then that's, first of all, of course due to the well-known Bushido story. From the rap star in a bomber jacket and BMW 7 series, who insulted everything, Anis Ferchichi has become a 43-year-old family man and part-time rapper who is under police protection. Second, it is the homestory lust of the documentary itself that often makes you look the other way and suffer with Bushido. What did this man do wrong and how badly does he need the moneythat he is filmed crying while leafing through family albums and that he is accompanied on vacation with his children, that he makes bad man jokes in front of the camera and likes to talk about his sex life with his wife?

Bushido as a purified private person

The documentary produced by the Springer subsidiary "Content Factory" tells the story of the separation of Bushido and his former manager, neighbor and general agent Arafat Abou-Chaker (not previously convicted, often referred to as the head of the clan) from the point of view of Bushido and his family.

You can see the much sought-after person behind the public figure.

You see a man whose stumbling between the role of patriarch and the will to be a better father than your own father reminds you a little of the melancholy mafia godfather Tony Soprano.

You see Bushido at the stove, cuddling with his children and pseudo-reluctantly cuddling with his wife Anna-Maria Ferchichi, a nice normal family.

In return for these private insights, Bushido is allowed, as the title promises, to tell his truth - without counter-representation.

Bushido tells the story of a somewhat naive boy who wanted to make music and fell into the broad arms of a Berlin underworld legend (to whose legend Bushido contributed a lot).

Soon the number one rapper was delivering bulging envelopes in shisha cafes and could generally be ordered anywhere at any time.

Like a dog, like Bushido, like a prostitute.

"I went to buy for you for years," he says into the camera in the direction of Abou-Chaker.

Dog view from below

Bushido makes himself very small in his story. He regrets. He thanks and apologizes to a state that he mocked for years and that now provides his family with bodyguards because the danger for them from his former business partner, with whom Bushido has been fighting for more than a year in court, is apparently so great. He thanks and apologizes above all to his wife, who, accordingly, did not allow Abou-Chaker or her husband to treat her like a willless wife and whose temporary separation put him under enough pressure to get out of the "sect". And on a more abstract level, Bushido justifies itself to society and offers itself as its refined key witness against clan criminals. The honest taxpayerSo well integrated alman foreigners against the illegal large Arab families.

There can be greatness and dignity in such a self-humiliation. With Bushido, however, you often get the feeling that he knows his role in this piece very well and submits to the rules, makes himself approachable and talks about his mistakes - but with such an exaggeratedly repentant dog look from below that one hopes he would wink immediately and raise yourself back to being a protagonist. But instead it seems like he's reading the script a third time. I, Anis Ferchichi, confess. . .

He could hardly have been quite as naive, ultimately innocent as Bushido is allowed to appear here. He, the aspiring rap star, who allegedly turned to Abou-Chaker to get him out of a gag deal with the Aggro Berlin label, immediately enters into an even worse deal with this dubious Neukölln godfather? Perhaps the street rapper simply wanted to benefit from the street aura. There are gaps in Bushido's story that no interviewer wants to close. Even his Wikipedia entry speculates that he was only able to break away from the one so-called clan chief by seeking protection from another so-called clan chief - in the first three (of six) episodes of the documentary, which lasted just under an hour and which could be seen in advance, it just goes unmentioned.Just like the allegations against Bushido's former rapper buddy Samra of raping a woman; no indication of who is scurrying through the picture from time to time. Better to take a few more aerial shots of the Abou-Chaker / Ferchichi double property in Kleinmachnow or a close-up of Bushido kissing his daughter.

"Uncensored - Bushido's Truth"

has been running on Amazon Prime since Friday.