How awful! Puerto Rican singer Ozuna, who was featured on the hit song “Taki Taki” with Cardi B and Selena Gomez, recently alleged that he’s been the victim of an extortion scheme. Through a statement released by an attorney for his label, Dimelo V, the singer claims he “was extorted through an intimate video filmed when he was a minor.” Allegedly, the video showed him at age 16 performing a sex act — and another artist was using it to blackmail him. On top of that, he claims the footage had also been doctored to make it appear even more scandalous than it already was.

“This video was edited with the objective of causing even more damage. [During] the time of the extortion scheme, we filed a complaint and all the legal measures are being taken, as sending and publishing videos of minors is a state and federal offense,” the statement continued. “We hope that this will serve as an example and message to all teenagers and adults to protect their privacy and avoid these things so as to [avoid] such regrettable situations.”

Ozuna, 26, even apologized for appearing in the supposedly sexual video. “Like many young people, I made a mistake, fueled by ignorance,” he shared. “Today, I’m not only sorry for what happened, but I condemn it. That’s why I looked for help and I am certain everything will be cleared. Likewise, I’m following the process and am always willing to collaborate with authorities to prevent the evil that resulted from this big mistake. More importantly, I ask my family for forgiveness. They are my life’s priority and I will continue to fight for them always.”

It sounds like he’s the victim, so we’re not sure what he has to apologize for, but it’s definitely a complicated situation. According to Rolling Stone, Ozuna’s attorney, Antonio Sagardía, said that trap singer Kevin Fret, who was shot and killed in Puerto Rico earlier in January, was behind the extortion, and that he managed to get $50,000 from the “Taki Taki” singer before the FBI became involved. It’s not clear yet whether or not Fret’s murder is related to his alleged crime, but Ozuna isn’t a suspect. We hope justice is served across the board.

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