More money, more problems – and your favorite celebs know it all too well. Whether they were battling a longtime friend, defending their creative freedom or reprimanding a journalist – we’ve lined up the times these Latinx stars had to protect the check.


When “Loca” played in the club, everyone was dancing, except songwriter Ramon Arias Vasquez. He claimed to have created the Shakira hit and filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against Sony/ATV Latin and Sony/ATV Discos. While in court, the judge discovered that a cassette tape that Vasquez presented as evidence was bogus. The New York lawsuit was tossed out, and Vasquez was sent off in Sabado Gigante fashion. Y fuera!

 Jennifer Lopez

By Bianca Alysse Mercado for

About The Author

Bianca Alysse is a creatively driven Bronx-born writer and editor. Before becoming The Knockturnal‘s music editor she served as Latina‘s creative coordinator and was a contributor at Billboard. The Boricua scribe has a lengthy resume in the music industry and has penned for Universal Music Publishing Group, Epic Records, G.O.O.D. Music, Compound Entertainment, Artistry & Récords, and Arcade Creative Group. Her work has been seen on platforms like VIBE, mitú, TIDAL, Remezcla, and behind the scenes at New York Fashion Week. As an independent contractor, she has written for Sony Music Entertainment’s global business affairs department, Warner Music Group, and currently Roc Nation.

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