World star Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, also known as Bad Bunny, is now being sued by his ex-girlfriend. The reason? He has used a recording of her voice in several songs without her consent.
Artist Bad Bunny’s ex-girlfriend, Carliz De La Cruz Hernández, earlier this month filed a lawsuit in a court in Puerto Rico, it says The Guardian.
Has been used in two songs
According to De La Cruz, Bad Bunny – or Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio as he is actually called – has in several different contexts, and without her consent, used a voice clip where she says “Bad Bunny, baby”.
According to information, the voice clip will appear in the songs “Pa Ti” and “Dos Mil 16”. In addition, it must have been used in campaigns, concerts, television, radio, social media and various music platforms.
Now she is suing the artist for 40 million dollars, which corresponds to over 410 million Swedish kronor.
Was offered two thousand dollars
De La Cruz and Martínez were a couple between 2011 and 2016, reuniting briefly in 2017. The voice recording in question was recorded in 2015, after Martínez asked De La Cruz for it.
In May 2022, a Bad Bunny representative reportedly offered De La Cruz $2,000 for the rights to the vocal clip – an offer she declined.
At a later time, a person from the record company Rimas Music is said to have offered to buy the recording because they wanted to use it in the album “Un Verano Sin Ti”. Even then, De La Cruz declined, and the clip was used without her consent, according to the lawsuit.