Megan Thee Stallion has successfully sued her record label who attempted to prevent her from releasing a remix of ‘Butter’ by BTS this Friday.
The rapper handed in a petition to a Texas court yesterday seeking emergency intervention from the state to allow her to release the song for her fans this week. Megan’s case claimed the label said: “Her music career will suffer irreparable damage, including a devastating impact to her relationships with her fans and with other recording artists in the music industry”.
Furthermore, they said the track would not be “good for her career as a recording artist”. The rapper is signed to 1501 and has been trying to engineer her departure from the independent label.
Megan had taken the label to court in the past when she claimed they were stopping her from releasing her 2020 EP, Suga. On that occasion, the law backed Megan once more with 1501 ordered: “to do nothing to prevent the release, distribution, and sale of Pete’s new records”.
Additionally, the new lawsuit alleges 1501 trying to stop the release of ‘Butter’ violates the previous court ruling.
The new filing notes, “The release of new music from Pete is vital to maintain her status as a relatively new but still up-and-coming artist. Absent immediate help from the Court, Pete’s art will be impacted, the release of the song derailed, and Pete’s goodwill, reputation, and overall career will suffer detrimental, undesirable, and irreversible harm.”
A new hearing is in place for September 10th.