Megan Thee Stallion Sues Record Label Again E! News UK
Megan Thee Stallion is suing her record label, alleging they refuse to allow her to fulfill her contractual commitments.
The Hot Girl Summer musician is filing a lawsuit against 1501 Certified Entertainment, seeking a ruling that her 2021 Something for Thee Hotties compilation meets the legal definition of an “album,” according to documents seen by Pitchfork.
The collection of singles and B-sides contained original production, but in her complaint, Megan claims that 1501 Chiefs said she did not meet the definition of an “album” under their recording agreement, and therefore, failed to meet the “minimum recording commitment” of its contract. “clause.
She claims that the only parameter defining an album under the terms of the contract is its runtime, which must be at least 45 minutes, a stipulation Something for Thee Hotties abides by.
Megan wants a non-monetary declaratory judgment that the record can be defined as an album, as well as court costs.
Apparently addressing the lawsuit on her Instagram Stories on Tuesday, Megan wrote, “This mf (motherf**ker) got my accomplishments in this bio and hasn’t contributed to s**t SINCE 2018…NO TIME IN STUDIO, NOT A MUSIC VIDEO NOT A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT, shit not even a flight!!! But you try to eat me AND CHOOSE WITH ME ONLINE (sic).”
The dispute isn’t the first row she’s had with her record label — in March 2020, she complained on Instagram Live that 1501 wouldn’t let her release new music. She also insisted that she did not understand the terms of her contract when she originally signed it and wanted a renegotiation.
The hip-hop star then sued the label, seeking to terminate his contract. A judge granted a temporary restraining order to allow him to release his EP Suga four days later. In August 2021, she sued them again over the release of a remix of BTS’ track Butter, which she featured on. The court later found that 1501 had “recently engaged in and will continue to engage in behavior preventing the release of new music”.