Bad Bunny Sued For $40 Million By Ex-girlfriend For 'Bad Bunny, Baby'
Bad Bunny sued for $40 million by his ex-girlfriend over a well-known voice recording she gave him before he became famous. Carliz De La Cruz Hernández sued the artist this month, saying that her voice and the phrase "Bad Bunny, baby" are being used without her permission. Her recording of "Bad Bunny, baby" was used in two of the artist's songs.
Over the past three years, Bad Bunny was the most-played artist on Spotify. He hasn't said anything in public about the lawsuit that Ms. De La Cruz filed in Puerto Rico earlier this month.
Bad Bunny SUED for $40M By Ex-Girlfriend
A woman who used to date Bad Bunny has sued him for $40 million, saying that he used a recording of her voice without permission in several songs. Carliz De La Cruz Hernandez, who dated Bad Bunny from 2011 to 2016, filed the lawsuit in a Puerto Rican court in San Juan earlier this month.
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It says that the phrase was used in the song "Pa Ti," which has been played more than 235 million times on Spotify and more than 355 million times on YouTube. It was also used in the song "Dos Mil 16," which has been played more than 280 million times on Spotify and seen more than 60 million times on YouTube.
The lawsuit says that De La Cruz's "distinctive voice" has also been used without her permission in songs, records, promotions, concerts around the world, TV, radio, social media, and other musical and musical-related platforms.
The lawsuit says that "Bad Bunny baby" has been talked about directly by thousands of people on Carliz's social media sites and whenever she goes out in public. "This has caused, and currently causes, De La Cruz to feel worried, anguished, intimidated, overwhelmed and anxious."
In 2015, Martnez asked De La Cruz to record herself saying "Bad Bunny, baby" after the phrase was made up. The lawsuit said she did it in a bathroom while staying with a friend because it was quieter there. She then sent it to him.
The lawsuit says that De la Cruz and Bad Bunny went on and off dates beginning in 2011. She says in court papers that Bad Bunny tried to buy the recording from her in 2022 for $2,000, but she turned him down. The lawsuit says that they never came to an agreement and that he then used the recording without her permission. De la Cruz wants at least $40 million right now.
Bad Bunny, who is 29 years old, has not spoken out about the lawsuit. The suit also names his record label, Rimas Entertainment, and his manager, Noah Kamil Assad Byrne.
In 2018, Bad Bunny became well-known because he was on Cardi B's "I Like It," which was the number-one song on the charts. Since then, he's had a lot of hits in Latin music and has been Spotify's most-played artist for the past three years. Next month, Bad Bunny is going to be the main act at the 2023 Coachella music festival.
Bad Bunny sued for $40 million by his ex-girlfriend (£33 million) because she says he used a recording of her without permission in two songs. Carliz De La Cruz Hernández says she recorded the catchphrase "Bad Bunny, baby" on her phone in 2015, before he became famous and before they broke up.
She used the voice notes app at a friend's house in the bathroom, which was the quietest room, to record herself saying the "Bad Bunny baby" line several times. She then sent Martnez the recordings.
He used them in a series of early tracks on Soundcloud. Then, he put them on the album Pa Ti, which has been played more than 235 million times on Spotify and seen more than 355 million times on YouTube.