Puerto Rican rapper Ozuna has gone under fire this week, after a gay porn film was released revealing Ozuna masturbating in a room while men had sex. According to Ozuna, the pornographic content was filmed when he was a minor, at 16 years old.
The video came as a massive shock to the community, namely Ozuna's wife and children. Ozuna has apologized for his actions in the video, stating "What happened was a mistake of the past. Like many young people, I made a mistake, fueled by ignorance. Today, I’m not only sorry for what happened, but I condemn it ... More importantly, I ask my family for forgiveness. They are my life’s priority and I will continue to fight for them always."
But earlier this month, on January 10th, gay Trap star Kevin Fret was shot eight times while riding his motorcycle in San Juan. The apparent vindictive nature of the death, and rumors of extortion beginning to spread lead people to start questioning the motives for the murder. Then the video was released.
It was reported by Univision and confirmed by Ozuna on January 23rd, that in the time leading up to Fret's death Ozuna had paid Fret $50,000 in order to maintain the secrecy of an unknown video. The obvious conclusion many people came to was that the video Ozuna was being extorted over was the one that had recently been released. The next obvious conclusion, was that Ozuna had Kevin Fret murdered.
Being shot eight times is an immensely aggravated and intentional event; this type of indirect murder is often called "a hit." The Spanish tabloid Xposed Magazine was the first to publically accuse Ozuna of the murder. Kevin Fret was the first openly gay artist in the Latin Trap scene and there is growing public pressure to examine his death.
Ozuna denies any involvement in the crime personally stating "One thing is blackmail, another is murder." He also maintains that he is the victim of Kevin Fret's extortion. Ozuna's label management office stated "The necessary legal measures are already being taken since sending and publishing videos of minors is a state and federal offense... We hope that this will serve as an example and a message to all teenagers and adults, that they guard their privacy and avoid these things so as not to have to go through such regrettable situations."
The media firestorm around this story has caused wild theories and troubling allegations. Some sources have alleged that the video of Ozuna released is actually him at the age of 18, and the video of him at the age of 16 was in the possession of Fret. Some allege the video was released as a counter attack to the murder of Kevin Fret.
Ozuna is in the early stages of his career, but he's already produced songs with superstars like Selena Gomez and Cardi B. Neither celebrity has commented on Ozuna's situation at this time. Kevin Fret had popular songs like his debut single "Soy Asi."
The Puerto Rican police have not named any official suspects in the murder of Kevin Fret, though Ozuna's legal team is currently taking action to prevent the distribution of the video.