Bad Bunny Slams AI TikTok Song That Mimics His Voice
Bad Bunny heard a song that’s gone viral on TikTok, which was made using artificial intelligence (AI) to copy his voice. And now, the rapper is pissed off about it. The AI song called “nostalgIA” was created by FlowGPT, an AI tool that functions similarly to ChatGPT, and the track was uploaded under the username @flowgptmusic on YouTube and TikTok. The song, which was uploaded last month, also features AI vocals from Justin Bieber singing in Spanish and Daddy Yankee rapping towards the end of the nearly four-minute-long song.
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The Puerto Rican artist took to his WhatsApp channel to berate fans who have listened to and promoted the viral track. “If you like that s—ty song that’s viral on TikTok, get out of this group right now,” Bad Bunny wrote in Spanish, per Daily Mail. “I don’t want them on the tour either.” In the post to his 19 million followers, he added: “You don’t deserve to be my friends and that’s why I made the new album, to get rid of people like that. So choo-choo out.” Bunny, whose real name is Benito Antonio Martínez Ocasio, released his fifth solo studio album, Nadie Sabe Lo Que Va a Pasar Mañana, last month.
To AI or Not AI
There has been a divide on the use of AI in the entertainment industry. [inlihnk id=”nicolas-cage-calls-ai-a-nightmare” text=”Recently”], Nicolas Cage called AI a “nightmare” after he saw footage of himself in The Flash movie that he did not film. “It’s inhumane. You can’t get more inhumane than artificial intelligence.” Meanwhile, DJ and music producer David Guetta said earlier this year that “the future of music is in AI.” Guetta defended musicians’ use of AI as a tool in order to create new sounds in the future because “every new music style comes from a new technology.” However, he added, “Nothing is going to replace taste. What defines an artist is, you have a certain taste. You have a certain type of emotion you want to express. And you’re going to use all the modern instruments to do that.”