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Dangerous Bunny is being sued by Carliz De La Cruz Hernández, his ex-girlfriend, for the unauthorized use of certainly one of her voice recordings in his music, in keeping with a brand new lawsuit seen by Pitchfork. The voice memo options De La Cruz saying “Dangerous Bunny, child” in a breathy voice and has been used within the 2016 single “Pa Ti” and Un Verano Sin Ti’s “Dos Mil 16.” She filed the lawsuit this month in a Puerto Rico court docket, claiming that each her voice and the phrase—which she allegedly got here up with—are getting used with out her permission. She’s searching for $40 million as compensation.

“Hundreds of individuals have commented straight on Carliz’s social media networks, in addition to each time she goes to a public place, about ‘Dangerous Bunny, child.’ This has precipitated, and at the moment causes, De La Cruz to really feel anxious, anguished, intimidated, overwhelmed and anxious,” reads a unfastened translation of the lawsuit. Additionally sued are Rimas Leisure and Dangerous Bunny’s supervisor Noah Kamil Assad Byrne. Pitchfork has reached out to Dangerous Bunny’s representatives for remark.

Dangerous Bunny and De La Cruz began courting in 2011 and attended school collectively on the College of Puerto Rico the next yr. In response to the lawsuit, the Reggaetón artist was allegedly writing songs and infrequently sought her enter throughout this time interval. She was allegedly answerable for dealing with invoices, managing contracts, and scheduling occasions. The lawsuit claims the phrase “Dangerous Bunny, child” first surfaced in 2015, and Dangerous Bunny requested De La Cruz to file herself saying it. In response to the criticism, the couple in the end broke up in 2017.

Within the lawsuit, De La Cruz claims {that a} consultant for Dangerous Bunny contacted her in early Could to achieve permission to make use of her voice memo in a music. In response to the criticism, she refused a suggestion of $2,000 to purchase the recording and requested to debate a contract for licensing her voice. “De La Cruz reiterated that the one approach to formalize an settlement is that if this was achieved in writing,” reads a translation of the lawsuit. 

De La Cruz claims that she and the consultant met as much as hear the observe, and he or she as soon as once more refused to authorize the tag within the music, allegedly saying that she didn’t really feel snug with it. In the future earlier than the discharge of Un Verano Sin Ti, the consultant despatched her a contract that was “excessively complete, so she felt cheated,” in keeping with the lawsuit. Hours earlier than the album’s launch, a special Rimas worker then allegedly despatched an alternate contract searching for permission to make use of her voice memo within the upcoming “Dos Mil 16” and, retroactively, “Pa Ti.” The lawsuit claims that Un Verano Sin Ti got here out at some point later with the unauthorized voice memo.

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