Latin sensation Ricky Martin has been a very busy man in his professional life. The Puerto Rican pop star has announced and Australian tour and has been named as a judge for "The Voice...Mexico." But in the midst of that, Martin finds himself in the middle of a new lawsuit. According to a report by Fox News Latino Thursday, the "Livin' La Vida Loca" singer is being sued for plagiarism.
The accusations are being made by Luis Adrian Cortes Ramos, a former finalist of "Idol Puerto Rico," who claims Martin's "Vida" was almost identical to a song he composed and submitted. Ramos says in the lawsuit that he never got credit for the song that because the World Cup anthem for this year's soccer tournament held in Brazil.
The young singer is demanding $10 million from both Martin and Sony Corporation. According to court documents, Martin and Sony participated in a public contest aimed at finding a new song to represent the FIFA World Cup. The documents said, "They stated the winning composer would be recognized and he would be given credit for his work."
Ramos alleges that he learned of the contest and submitted a song and a music video for the song, which was very similar to "Vida." He feels cheated for not being recognized as the original artists of the song. He is saddened because Martin was an idol of his and now he is aiming a lawsuit at the very man he looked up to. A rep for Martin told El Nacional that she would not comment and is leaving any comments concerning the lawsuit to the Sony Music legal team.
Martin, who was a coach on "The Voice Australia," has been back in the spotlight after spending a few years dedicating his time to being a father. The former "General Hospital" star has also been rumored to have mentored Australian Olympic hero Ian Thorpe to come out as gay.