Puerto Rican reggae singer Ozuna alleges in a new statement that he was the victim of extortion by the
late Kevin Fret, who was seen as the first openly gay Latin trap artist.
Ozuna's label and management office, Dimelo Vi, sent a statement via his publicist to E! News about the extortion claims.
Ozuna's team «confirms the information» reported on a number of Puerto Rican and now American sites that «Ozuna was extorted with an intimate video where he was a minor. Like many young people, I made a mistake, fueled by ignorance. 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,» he said. «Likewise, I'm
following the process and am always willing to collaborate with authorities to prevent the evil that resulted from this big mistake. Ozuna's alleged extortion dates back to 2017.
Fret purportedly threatened Ozuna on different social media platforms that he would release the video. According to Primera Hora, Ozuna transferred around $50,000 into Fret's account. Both Primera Hora and El Vocero, another local site, report that Ozuna went to FBI offices in Miami to file a complaint against Fret after the alleged payment.
Sagardía denounced any connection between Ozuna's extortion and Fret's murder. He said in a video published by Rapéton, «One thing is blackmail and another is murder.