Bushido process: rapper dissects explosive sound file – and comes to a standstill himself

  The trial against Arafat Abou-Chaker, in which Bushido is a key witness and joint plaintiff, has been going on for two years. The trial against Arafat Abou-Chaker, in which Bushido is a key witness and joint plaintiff, has been going on for two years. Image: www.imago-images.de / imago images On site

The 78th day of the trial begins with a rather sad joke on the part of Bushido: 'Congratulations on the two-year-old,' he greets Judge Mrosk on Wednesday morning at the Tiergarten district court. This is the second anniversary of the process.

It's a day with many verbal battles, open questions and in the end it becomes clear: The interrogation is not over for Bushido, he has to show up again. But why he testifies at all before the authenticity of this ominous audio file has been proven is the question of both his lawyer and that of the Abou Chaker brothers. Because if the file is fake, the rapper could simply save the entire statement. If it's real, then he has a completely different problem. There is no plausible answer to that.

That's what the process is about, according to the indictment, criminal offenses are said to have occurred after Bushido wanted to dissolve the business relationship in 2017. According to the indictment, Arafat Abou-Chaker did not want to accept this and demanded a million-dollar payment from Bushido as well as participation in his music business for 15 years. The rapper was threatened, insulted, locked up and injured on January 18, 2018. Arafat's brothers Nasser, Yasser and Rommel are accused of being accomplices or accomplices.

During the last day of the trial, the Completely played audio file that appeared out of nowhere in the middle of the process , after which the rapper was asked to take the witness stand and be asked to comment on it himself. Already then he said about some inconsistencies that he his opinion after being noticed. Now he should continue his testimony, this time in the presence of his lawyer Steffen Tzschoppe.

Lawyers are in an argumentative mood

Before Bushido gets a chance to speak, his lawyer exchanges blows with the defense. Tzschoppe again notes that the whole conversation 'makes no logical sense from start to finish'. Anticipates his client's arguments. The lawyers for the Abou Chaker brothers don't let it sit, contradict and interrupt him. Until the judge finally has enough himself and asks Bushido to testify.

'Conversation about the tour cancellation on January 18 makes no sense to me.' Bushdio during his testimony

Bushido will also be an audio forensic scientist this time and will describe which passages, in his opinion, cannot match . However, these are all just 'assessments', as Arafat Abou-Chaker's lawyer, Hansgeorg Birkhoff, complains. Judge Mrosk disagrees, because after all, Bushido should already have 'a little expertise in sound recording' through his job.

Bushido disassembles the tape

As on the last day of negotiations, Bushido suspects that the file was edited from several meetings with Arafat. In his opinion, the following points support this:

Source: watson.de