SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Dangerous Bunny’s ex–girlfriend is suing the celebrity for at the least $40 million over a widely known voice recording she supplied the singer earlier than he grew to become well-known.
Carliz De La Cruz Hernández, whose breathy “Dangerous Bunny, child” recording was included in two of the artist’s songs, claimed in a lawsuit filed this month in a Puerto Rico court docket that her voice and the phrase she got here up with are getting used with out her permission.
The lawsuit, which was first reported by on-line Puerto Rico information web site Noticel, notes that the phrase was used within the “Pa Ti,” tune, which has greater than 355 million views on YouTube and greater than 235 million reproductions on Spotify. It additionally was used within the “Dos Mil 16” tune, which has greater than 60 million views on YouTube and 280 million reproductions on Spotify.
The lawsuit states that De La Cruz’s “distinguishable voice” additionally has been used with out her consent for songs, data, promotions, worldwide live shows, tv, radio and social and musical platforms.
“Since then, hundreds of individuals have commented immediately on Carliz’s social media networks, in addition to each time she goes to a public place, in regards to the ‘Dangerous Bunny, child.’ This has brought about, and at present causes, that De La Cruz feels anxious, anguished, intimidated, overwhelmed and anxious,” the lawsuit states.
Additionally sued is Noah Kamil Assad Byrne, supervisor for Dangerous Bunny, whose actual title is Benito Martínez Ocasio.
Assad and representatives of Dangerous Bunny didn’t instantly reply to a message for remark.
De La Cruz and Martínez first grew to become a pair in 2011. A 12 months later, they started learning on the College of Puerto Rico within the north coastal city of Arecibo whereas additionally working at a close-by grocery retailer. The lawsuit said that in that point, Martínez was consistently creating songs and rhythms and would search opinions from De La Cruz, who additionally was accountable for scheduling his events and dealing with invoices and contracts.
The delivery of the phrase, “Dangerous Bunny, child,” happened in 2015, and Martínez requested De La Cruz to report herself saying it. She did so in a toilet in the future whereas staying with a good friend as a result of that is the place it was least noisy after which despatched it to him, the lawsuit said.
On Jan. 1, 2016, Martínez requested De La Cruz to marry him, they usually made plans to take action in July 2016. However in April 2016, Rimas Leisure signed Martínez. That very same 12 months, De La Cruz was accepted into the College of Puerto Rico’s regulation faculty, and he or she ended her relationship with Martínez in Might 2016.
They obtained again collectively in 2017, however as soon as once more went their separate paths.
Then in Might 2022, a Dangerous Bunny consultant reached out to De La Cruz, saying he wanted to speak to her.
“In that decision, (the consultant) mentioned, ’I do know you don’t like to speak about Voldemort (referring to Martínez), however I have to ask you one thing,” the lawsuit said.
He provided her $2,000 to purchase the recording of her voice. De La Cruz declined after which spoke with somebody at Rimas Leisure who additionally provided to purchase it, saying the recording could be used within the upcoming album, “Un Verano Sin Ti,” the lawsuit said.
However a deal was by no means reached, and the tune was revealed with out De La Cruz’s consent, based on the lawsuit.