Carliz De La Cruz Hernández, Bad Bunny’s ex-girlfriend, recently launched a $40 million lawsuit against the musician for using a voice recording she gave him before he became well-known.
Carliz, a vocalist, alleged in a complaint that her “Bad Bunny, baby” audio was utilized without her consent in two of the singer’s songs. The action was filed in a Puerto Rican court, according to Independent.
According to reports, the line utilized in the Pa Ti song has received over 355 million views on YouTube and more than 235 million Spotify plays.
Also, the word appeared in the Dos Mil 16 song, which has had more than 60 million views on YouTube and 280 million Spotify plays.
The lawsuit claimed that following the usage of Carliz’s voice in songs, albums, and advertisements, “thousands of individuals have directly remarked on Carliz’s social media networks, as well as every time she travels to a public place, about the ‘Bad Bunny, baby.'” De La Cruz has felt and continues to feel scared, agonized, intimidated, overwhelmed, and anxious as a result of this.
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The singer’s agent did contact Carliz earlier in May 2022 with an offer of “$2,000 to buy the recording of her voice.” She declined it, nevertheless, as per the lawsuit.
Bad Bunny has not yet commented on how he feels about the case.