Logan Paul alleges Bad Bunny of committing tax fraud, denounces ‘hypocritical nature’ of rapper

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 04: Logan Paul arrives for the screening of DAZN's "40 Days" at Belasco Theatre on November 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

Logan Paul accused Puerto Rican rapper Bad Bunny of tax evasion in his home country during an interview with Philip DeFranco.

The controversial YouTuber declared:

“Bad Bunny is a Puerto Rican living in Puerto Rico who is privately taking advantage of the same tax program that he is publicly condemning.”

However, reports indicate that Paul is committing the same crime in the country. He left the United States for Puerto Rico in 2021.

He described his new home, Dorado, as “heaven on earth.” According to reports, wealthy mainlanders frequent the area.

The popular YouTuber said:

“I know this and I see things like this and it hurts. There are local Puerto Ricans who know about this. I see this music video that has stuck me in the middle of it surround by context that makes me look like a vulture in Puerto Rico.”

He’s referring to Bad Bunny’s recently released music video for “El Apagón,” which caused quite a stir because it addressed gentrification issues.

Paul continued:

“While I love Bad Bunny, I cannot personally support the hypocritical nature of his exploitation.”

Benito Antonio Martnez Ocasio, better known as Bad Bunny, is a rapper and singer best known for his Latin trap and reggaeton music. With “Diles,” he rose to prominence in 2016.

At the 2022 Latin Grammy Awards, his recently released album “Un Verano Sin Ti” was nominated for Album of the Year and Best Urban Music Album.

Paul is one of many foreigners who moved to Puerto Rico to avoid paying taxes. He addressed this issue on his show “Impaulsive,” saying:

“It’s crazy here in California, paying taxes, and for what? the streets are not fixed, homeless people everywhere, a dearth of employment, Covid not handled.”

Acts 20 and 22, also known as the Act to Promote Investor Relocation to Puerto Rico, provide an avenue for people who want to avoid paying taxes.

According to reports, the act:

“should result in new local investments in real estate, services, and other consumer products, and in capital injections to the Puerto Rico banking sector, all of which will stimulate the economy of Puerto Rico.”

Paul and his brother Jake Paul rose to prominence through the video-sharing app Vine.