Despite the great success of «Safaera» since its release, the song has also given headaches to Bad Bunny, Jowell, Randy and Ñengo Flow, as they only get 1% of the profits.
This is due to the lawsuit won by rapper Missy Elliott, who sued the famous Puerto Rican artist for using a part of his song «Get Ur Freak On» without her consent, which she discovered on her own.
«I have to tell you the truth, we didn’t monetize it, we made some huge mistakes with the production,» said Jowell in an interview with Jorge Pabón «Molusco», who composed part of the hit song that in 2021 was included in the list of the best 500 songs in the history of Rolling Stone magazine.
«He had everything written, the track, the lyrics, everything,» Jowell said of the song that on YouTube alone surpasses 329 million plays.
«Safaera» became one of Bad Bunny’s most important songs. It is part of the album «YHLQMDLG», winner of the Grammy for Best Latin pop or urban album.
In the legal conflict between the rapper and the reggaetonero, Noah Assad, founder of the record label Rimas Entertainment, had to intervene. Assad managed to reach an agreement with Missy Elliott in which Bad Bunny, Jowell, Randy and Ñengo Flow only receive 1% of the total earnings of the song.
In addition to Missy’s lawsuit, AOM Music also denounced the urban artist for having used fragments of three songs belonging to DJ Playero, however, Bad Bunny claims to have «no knowledge» of this.
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