A Bad Bunny ex-girlfriend claims in a new lawsuit that the reggaeton superstar used audio of her voice on a couple of songs without permission.
TO recording of the phrase “Bad Bunny, baby” it appears on the 2016 song “Pa Ti” as well as the 2022 song “Dos Mil 16″, which appears on the Puerto Rican rapper’s hit album “Un Verano Sin Ti”.
Carliz De La Cruz Hernández never authorized the artist to use her vocal clip, her lawyers say in the lawsuit that seeks at least $40 million.
“Since then, thousands of people have commented directly on Carliz’s social networks, as well as every time she goes to a public place, about the ‘Bad Bunny, baby’. This has caused, and currently causes, De La Cruz to feel worried, anguished, intimidated, overwhelmed and anxious,” she reads in the lawsuit, which was filed this month in Puerto Rico.
Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, was in a relationship with De La Cruz from 2011 to 2016 and again in 2017. He reportedly recorded the sampler “Bad Bunny, baby” in 2015.
Last year, De La Cruz turned down a $2,000 offer from a Bad Bunny representative for the sample and also failed to reach a deal with Rimas Entertainment, he says.
Bad Bunny, 29, has not commented publicly on the lawsuit.
Known for hits like “Tití Me Preguntó” and “Me Porto Bonito,” Bad Bunny has been the artist with the most streams on Spotify globally in each of the past three years. “Un Verano Sin Ti” won a Grammy last month for best urban music album and was the first Spanish-language project to be nominated for album of the year.
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