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Singer Bad Bunny was sued for $40 million…by his ex-wife

Bad Bunny’s ex-wife is suing him for $40 million for using his voice in two songs.

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According to court documents obtained by the magazine paintingCarlize de la Cruz Hernandez has filed a lawsuit in Puerto Rico, alleging that the singer used an audio memo she sent him in 2015 on two songs without her consent.

The voice note, which reads “Bad Bunny, baby,” appears for the first time in the song Pa ‘Ti 2016, then in the title 16 mile return 2022.

Carliz De La Cruz Hernández said in her filing that she recorded the phrase through the voice memos app on her phone at the singer’s request.

She insists she hasn’t given Bad Bunny — whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio — legal permission to use it in her music.

The complaint also says that the notes were used without credit. In the documents, Carliz De La Cruz Hernández claims Bad Bunny representatives sent him a contract in May 2022, the day before the release of the album that included Dos Mil 16, for permission to use a recording of his vocals, but the album was released with Dos Mil 16 on the track listing without permission.

The rapper and his manager Noah Kamel are suing Asaad Byrne and Remus Entertainment, among others, for at least $40 million in damages.

The couple reportedly dated between 2011 and 2017.

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