The Puerto Rican singer Bad Bunny has been sued in a court in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico, by his ex-partner Carliz de la Cruz, who is asking for compensation of at least 40 million dollars for image rights, copyright moral rights and damages. and damages.
De la Cruz's lawsuit, a law graduate since 2021, against Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, Bad Bunny's given name, is due to the fact that the artist has used the refrain "Bad Bunny baby" in several songs without his authorization.
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According to the legal document, presented on March 1 in the San Juan Court of First Instance, but released this Monday, in 2015, De la Cruz and Martínez Ocasio "decided that it would be a captivating idea" that this, after his stage name, include the word 'baby'.
"With the intention of making the phrase 'Bad Bunny baby' even more original, both had the idea that it should be recorded with the voice of Carliz, his girlfriend", with whom he began a relationship in 2011, before becoming celebrity, according to the lawsuit.
That same year, while De la Cruz was in her then lodging, together with a friend, she received a request from the singer to record herself saying "Bad Bunny baby", something that the young woman did on her mobile phone. her.
Bad Bunny included that chorus in the song
(2017), where Bryant Myers also sang, and the young woman's voice appeared "without her consent or written authorization," according to the court document.
This was the first song that Bad Bunny recorded for the Rimas Entertainment record label, with which he signed in April 2016 and which has also been sued by De La Cruz.