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The Woman Suing Bad Bunny for $40 Million Might Have a Solid Case

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The Woman Suing Bad Bunny for $40 Million Might Have a Solid Case

You might not know Carliz De La Cruz Hernández’s name, but you’ve heard her voice. Her throaty “Bad Bunny, baby” kicks off her ex-boyfriend’s 2016 single “Pa Ti” with Bryant Meyers, and it opens the Un Verano Sin Ti cut “Dos Mil 16.” But last month, news broke that she was suing Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio for at least $40 million, alleging that he had used her voice recording without her consent and proper compensation. She also named Bad Bunny’s manager Noah Kamil Assad Byrne and the artist’s record label, Rimas Entertainment, in the suit.

De La Cruz and Martínez started dating in 2011. In January 2016, they were engaged. But by May of that year, they broke it off. They got together again for a brief period in 2017.

According to the Associated Press, De La Cruz’s lawsuit states that her “distinguishable voice” was used on both tracks without her consent or legal permission and has since been used in “promotions, worldwide concerts, television, radio, and social and musical platforms.” On Spotify alone, the two songs have been streamed more than half a billion times in total.

The lawsuit, which was filed in Puerto Rico, goes on to say that since the songs were released, “thousands of people have commented directly on Carliz’s social media networks, as well as every time she goes to a public place, about the ‘Bad Bunny, baby.’ This has caused, and currently causes, De La Cruz to feel worried, anguished, intimidated, overwhelmed, and anxious.” It claims that Bad Bunny and his team violated her “self-image” rights, or rights to publicity, among a few copyright claims.

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Dee-1’s Perspective on Joe Budden’s Critique: A Discussion for SNLVIFE

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In the world of hip-hop and podcasting, debates and disagreements are not uncommon. One such instance that has caught our attention at SNLVIFE involves Joe Budden and Christian rapper Dee-1. Budden, a well-known figure in the industry, has openly criticized Dee-1’s approach in the rap scene. According to Budden, Dee-1, at 34, might be stepping out of line by calling out various individuals without establishing his own credibility first. Budden’s advice, albeit delivered in his characteristic blunt manner, raises an important question: Is Joe Budden right in his assessment, or does Dee-1 have a valid point in his approach?

Budden’s stance is clear. He believes that Dee-1 should first establish himself more firmly in the industry before taking the liberty to call out others. “I’m telling you as somebody that knows the history of the people you’re speaking about. Leave them alone — especially those who might not take kindly to your words,” Budden stated in a recent podcast.

Dee-1, on the other hand, responded to Budden’s criticism with a message of his own. He suggested that Budden is not fulfilling his higher purpose, a purpose that Dee-1 believes is ordained by God. “God doesn’t call the qualified, God qualifies the called,” Dee-1 remarked, indicating his belief that his mission transcends conventional industry norms. He even mentioned preparing a diss track about Budden but chose not to release it, fearing it would detract from his overarching goal of unity and improvement.

This exchange between Dee-1 and Joe Budden opens up several intriguing questions for our readers at SNLVIFE:

  1. Is Joe Budden’s Critique Justified? – Do you think Budden’s advice about establishing credibility before calling out others is valid in the rap industry?
  2. Dee-1’s Approach: Bold or Reckless? – Is Dee-1’s method of addressing issues in the industry a sign of boldness or a reckless disregard for industry norms?
  3. The Role of Purpose in Artistry – Dee-1 speaks of a higher purpose in his music. How important do you think it is for artists to have a sense of purpose beyond fame and recognition?
  4. Impact of Public Disagreements – What impact do public disagreements like this have on the hip-hop community and its audience?

We at SNLVIFE are keen to hear your thoughts on these questions. Your insights and opinions are valuable to us, and we plan to feature some of the top ideas in an upcoming podcast. This is your chance to be part of a larger conversation about artistry, purpose, and the dynamics of the hip-hop industry. Share your views in the comments section below, and stay tuned for more updates and discussions on this topic.

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Lil Durk, Alicia Keys – Therapy Session / Pelle Coat (Official Video)

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Stream “Pelle Coat” off Lil Durk’s New Album, Almost Healed. Out Now: https://lilDurk.lnk.to/AlmostHealed Tour On Sale: http://almost-healed.com/ Follow Lil Durk: https://LilDurk.lnk.to/instagram https://LilDurk.lnk.to/twitter https://LilDurk.lnk.to/TikTok https://LilDurk.lnk.to/Facebook Listen To Lil Durk: https://LilDurk.lnk.to/spotify https://LilDurk.lnk.to/applemusic https://LilDurk.lnk.to/soundcloud Shop: https://otfgear.com/ Subscribe: http://bit.ly/Subscribe-to-Durk Director : Steve Cannon Executive Producer : Nolan Riddle Executive producer :Peter Jideonwo “unnecessaryballing” Producer : Tashi Bhutia DP: Liam Reardon & BBTHDP Editor : Keats Sound Design : Ayo Douson Titles : Damien O DeAnda

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Diddy, City Girls, and Fabolous get freaky in new “Act Bad” video

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Diddy, City Girls, and Fabolous get freaky in new “Act Bad” video

“If you look good, act bad” might be the platonic ideal of a summer slogan — a simple mantra that can be used to write off bad behavior as the weather gets steamy. With this emphatic statement of intent, Diddy, City Girls, and Fabolous are laying it all on the line in an attempt to do for summer 2023 what Meg, Nicki, and Ty did for summer 2019: provide an unimpeachable summer anthem for rash decisions and guilt-free entanglements.

 

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