Carliz De La Cruz Hernández, the star’s partner between 2011 and 2016, filed the lawsuit this month before the Court of First Instance in San Juan, the capital of Puerto Rico.
According to the court document, in 2015, when Bad Bunny was not yet a global urban music phenomenon, The young woman recorded voice notes on her cell phone with the phrase “Bad Bunny Baby”.
The lawsuit alleges that Bad Bunny, whose real name is Benito Martínez Ocasio, used that recording shortly after without the young woman’s permission in the introduction to the song “Pa Ti”, and years later in “Dos Mil 16”, from his last album “A Summer Without You”.
On this last occasion, the artist’s representatives sent contracts to request the young woman’s consent, one day before the release of the album, in May 2022. But they did not wait to receive a response before the release of the album and they published it with their voice, says Bad Bunny’s ex-girlfriend.
The lawsuit indicates that, since the release of the singer’s latest album, “thousands of people comment directly on social networks” of De La Cruz about the famous “Bad Bunny Baby”, which has caused the young woman “to feel concerned, distressed, intimidated, overwhelmed and anxious”.
Thus claims at least 40 million dollars for image rights, copyright moral rights and damages.
Since he signed in 2016 with the Rimas Entertainment record label, also sued by De La Cruz, Bad Bunny has become one of the most famous singers in the world.