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Bad Bunny sued for $40m by ex-lover over unauthorised voice recording

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Carliz De La Cruz, the ex-lover of Bad Bunny, the Puerto Rican rapper, has sued him, claiming a voice recording she provided him before he became famous has been used without her permission.

Cruz argued that she is entitled to $40 million in compensation for “negligence and attack on her privacy and dignity.”

According to BBC, Carliz filed a lawsuit against the rapper, claiming he used the catchphrase “Bad Bunny baby” — which she recorded on her phone in 2015 — in two of his songs without her consent.

The line is said to have appeared on the rapper’s 2017 single ‘Pa Ti’ and his 2022 song ‘Dos Mil 16’.

‘Pa Ti’ has raked in more than 355 million views on YouTube and over 235 million plays on Spotify, while ‘Dos Mil 16’ has over 60 million YouTube views and more than 280 million Spotify plays.

According to the legal documents by Carliz’s lawyers, prior to the release of ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’, Bad Bunny’s recent album, the rapper had offered to buy the rights to the line from his ex-lover for $2,000.

She was said to have declined the offer but the album was, however, released with her line on it. ‘Un Verano Sin Ti’ was then nominated for album of the year at the Grammy Awards.

Carlos also said that her recordings have been used in concerts, adding that it is a “gross negligence, bad faith and, worse still, an attack on her privacy, morals and dignity.”

In the legal documents, Carliz said harassment from supporters of the 29-year-old rapper has made her “overwhelmed and anxious” while she seeks “psychologists for help”.

The duo dated in 2011 and both worked in a supermarket while Bad Bunny also made music by the side.

They, however, parted ways in 2016.

The rapper’s former lover is also suing Rimas Entertainment, his record label, and Noah Assad, Bad Bunny’s manager.

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Ex-model, Victoria Valentino, sues Bill Cosby for 1969 sexual assault

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A former model, Victoria Valentino, has filed a sexual lawsuit against comedian Bill Cosby, alleging Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1969.

In her lawsuit, she said she met the actor in 1969 while she was an actress and singer.

According to her, they, however, later ran into each other at a Los Angeles restaurant and Cosby came over to say hello after spotting her in tears over the recent drowning death of her 6-year-old son. Later that day he gave her a pill,

“Here! Take this! ” It will make you feel better. It will make us ALL feel better,” she alleged that Cosby told her.

Her lawsuit was filed on Thursday in Los Angeles County Superior Court.

The lawsuit is possible because of a new California law that lifts the statute of limitations for civil sexual abuse cases.

However, a representative for Cosby, Andrew Wyatt, criticised the new law in a statement, Fox News reports.

“Victoria Valentino has skirted from town to town, promoting her alleged allegations against Mr. Cosby to anyone that would give her platform, without any proof or facts. It’s unfortunate that media has not vetted the inconsistencies in her many statements.”

“However, it’s more deeply disturbing and disappointing that our lawmakers would push forward these ‘Look Back Windows,’ which are a sheer violation of all Americans’ constitutional rights,” he added.

“Statutes of Limitations reside in the Constitution, in order to protect those who are victims of a crime and to protect those that are accused of a crime. Unfortunately, these ‘Look Back Windows’ are brought to life because our political figures are being driven by click-baiters, likes and followers, in order to excel to their political aspirations.”

“What graveyard can Mr. Cosby visit, in order to dig up potential witnesses to testify on his behalf? America is continuing to see that this is a formula to make sure that no more Black Men in America accumulate the American Dream that was secured by Mr. Cosby.”

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Rick Ross declares interest in Ayra Starr

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Nigerian music is raking the world by storm and Nigerian superstars are propelling this drive through their hit records, sensational style, and superstar lifestyles.

American rapper Rick Ross’ attraction to Afrobeats has gone beyond the music as he recently openly expressed his attraction to Ayra Starr.

In an Instagram video, Rick Ross gushes over Ayra Starr describing her as beautiful and talented while also proposing a toast to her and saying he would like to celebrate her when he comes to Nigeria.

The video has generated reaction online as fans joked about what a relationship between the two would look like.

Rick Ross interacted with Afrobeats long before Ayra Starr became a star. The rapper collaborated with Afrobeats legend P-Square on the remix of their 2011 hit single ‘Beautiful Oyinye’.

Rick Ross visited Nigeria in 2012 where he headlined a show and even shot a Nigerian video for his hit single ‘Hold Me Back.’

More recently, the rapper collaborated with Adekunle Gold on the remix of his hit song ‘5 Star’. He also visited Lagos in 2022 where he performed at a show.

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DJ Tunez loses laptop containing all Wizkid’s songs

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Renowned Nigerian Disc Jockey, DJ Tunez has revealed that he recently misplaced his laptop in Miami, Florida, USA.

He made this known via his Instagram account while disclosing that it contains catalogue of Wizkid’s songs which he uses during shows and events.

DJ Tunez is the official disc jockey of Afrobeats superstar, Ayodeji ”Wizkid” Balogun. He asked anybody who finds it to reach out to him.

The record mixer also offered cash rewards to the lucky person who finds it for him.

He wrote; “I lost my laptop bag in Miami. Please, if anyone finds it, contact me! CASH REWARDS!”

(My Starboy DJ laptop ooo)”

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Bodex F. Hungbo, SPMIIM is a multiple award-winning Nigerian Digital Media Practitioner, Digital Strategist, PR consultant, Brand and Event Expert, Tv Presenter, Tier-A Blogger/Influencer, and a top cobbler in Nigeria.

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