Bad Bunney's Ex-girlfriend Sued Him for $40 Million Using His Voice

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Bad Bunney’s Ex-girlfriend Sued Him for $40 Million Using His Voice


Bad Bunny is being sued for $40 million by his ex-girlfriend for the unlawful use of one of her voice recordings in one of his songs. Carliz De La Cruz Hernández asserts that she captured the words “Bad Bunny baby” on her phone in 2015, before the rapper’s rise to stardom.

The line has appeared in a few songs by the 29-year-old Puerto Rican musician. In May 2022, Bunny’s representatives allegedly offered to purchase the rights to the voice recording for $2000.

Bad Bunny’s Ex-Girlfriend Files $40 Million Case Against Him

Hernández claims she recorded the slogan on a voice note app in a bathroom in 2015 and sent it to her boyfriend, Bunny. The audio appeared in the 2017 single Pa Ti by the rapper, which presently has over 350 million YouTube views. This sentence was used again at the beginning of the song Dos Mil 16 by 2022.

Bad Bunny’s Ex-Girlfriend Files $40 Million Case Against Him

This month, Hernández filed a lawsuit in Puerto Rico against the singer for utilizing her recording without permission. She is demanding $40 million from Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, also known as Bunny.

According to the court complaint, the tape has been used in a number of SoundCloud tracks, as well as in concerts, marketing, television, radio, and social media.

Hernández has also filed a lawsuit against Bad Bunny‘s manager, Noah Kamil Assad Byrne, and record company, Rimas Entertainment.

Bad Bunny and Hernández Dated for 5 Year

Reportedly, the former couple began dating in 2011 while attending the same institution and working at the same grocery store.

At the time, Bunny was still attempting to achieve fame. According to court documents, he would expose his songs to his girlfriend and seek her opinion.

Bad Bunny and Hernández Dated for 5 Year

The couple wanted to marry in 2016 but ended their relationship in the same year. They resumed their relationship in 2017 but finally broke up. The lawsuit now asserts that Hernández’s “distinctive voice” was exploited without her permission.

“Since then, thousands of people have responded directly on Carliz’s social media networks and whenever she enters a public location, referring to the ‘Bad Bunny baby.’

This has caused and continues to cause De La Cruz to feel fearful, anguished, scared, overpowered, and worried, according to the legal document.

In 2022, the Rapper’s Representatives Proposed to Purchase the Recording’s Rights

Hernández’s attorneys claim that one of Bunny’s agents approached her in May 2022 with an offer to purchase the recording rights to “Bad Bunny Baby” for $2000. A few days prior to the publication of the singer’s album, Un Verano Without Ti, the offer was made.

In 2022, the Rapper's Representatives Proposed to Purchase the Recording's Rights

“On that call, [the agent] said, ‘I know you don’t like to discuss Voldemort [referring to Martnez], but I need to ask you something,'” the attorney disclosed.

Unfortunately, Hernández turned down the offer. The album debuted at the top of the US Billboard 200 list and was nominated for album of the year at the 2023 Grammys.

According to the lawsuit, the use of the recording represents “gross carelessness, bad faith, and, even worse, an attack on her privacy, morals, and dignity.” Representatives for Bad Bunny have not yet commented on the subject.

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