German Rapper Bushido insulted German top Politicians… says, “We are number one on the trends, 1.2 million clicks in under 48 hours”


Insults, homophobic rants, calls to violence against politicians – German rapper Bushido offended top German politicians with his latest song – and has landed on Germany’s list of forbidden music.

“Stress ohne grund” (Trouble without a cause) is the title of the latest song by German rapper Bushido. This is getting the singer into quite a lot of stress, possibly even before the courts. Berlin’s openly gay mayor Klaus Wowereit and member of parliament Serkan Tören have filed a lawsuit against Bushido.

The reason: Bushido raps with vulgar lyrics about Wowereit’s homosexuality. Further into the song, it says: “I want Sekran Tören to bite into grass” which in German is an expression of someone dying. The words are followed by the distinct sound of two gun shots. Tören is the integration spokesman for Germany’s Free Democratic Party, junior coalition partners to Angela Merkel’s conservatives.

Also the party chief of Germany’s Green party is being targeted in the song. “I shoot at Claudia Roth, and she’ll have holes like a golf course.”

Freedom of expression

Artistic freedom or breaking the law? For Serkan Tören, Bushido’s song has nothing to do with art. “Calling for violence, calling for murder and for an attack against minorities is over stepping the mark;” Tören says. “Just imagine anyone in future could use art as a cloak to just do anything or insult anyone. That’s just not possible!”

Why it is that he has become a target of Bushido’s hatred, one can only guess. Months ago he called for Bushido to give back the Bambi award he received from a publishing house for his contribution to integration efforts. Tören was not the only one to disagree with that award, for a long time it had been known that Bushido had close ties with organized crime in Berlin.

Good for business

Claudia Roth however does not want to litigate. But she too is upset that “someone who claims to be an artist but doesn’t have good record sales or concert attendances anymore seems to believe that calling for violence can boost his sales.”

Music psychologist Gabriele Hofmann of Schwäbisch Gmünd Pedagogical University also believes that the scandal might have been planned to boost business for the rapper. “Provocation boosts sales; that have been Bushido’s goal all along.”

The rapper himself freely admits that “from the perspective of business, this was great. We are number one on the trends, 1.2 million clicks in under 48 hours,” he said in a television interview.

Lawyers don’t believe the law suits will lead to anything. Freedom of speech is valued very highly so that the content would have to be extremely violent for the courts to rule against him, believes Berlin lawyer Thomas Fels.

Most likely the song will be put on a list of material that shouldn’t be available to children and teenagers. This index lists things like books or records that can no longer be sold to people under 18-years of age.

Boosting sales?

Shindy, Bushido’s rap partner, has called upon his fans to  be quick in buying the record otherwise it might soon be unavailable – a call that certainly might lead to better sales.

Hoffmann is afraid that the whole scandal will rather bring Bushido new fans than make people turn away from him. “I have checked on the Internet how the fans react to certain things.” Bushido here got a lot of confirmation. And “it also reveals further very individual aggressions,” she says.

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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  3. Ich bin der tolle Bushido
    Und habe nichts zu sagen
    Ich rappe ohne Hirn
    Da gibt es keine Fragen
    Ich singe von Gewalt
    Und grundlos zuzuschlagen

    Ich habe keinen Abschluss
    Frauen sind fuer mich nur Waren
    Ich pruegel ohne Mut
    Selbst ein Kind von neunzehn Jahren

    Meine Fans plagt Idiotie
    Davon kommt mein BMW
    Was ich brauch’ ist Therapie
    Und nicht so viele Alben

    Deutschland rede ich nur mies
    Und ich bin so integriert
    Denn ich denke wie die Nazis
    Schwule sind mir keine Menschen

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