Judge grants Megan Thee Stallion the right to release Butter BTS remix
A judge has granted Megan Thee Stallion permission to release her remix of BTS’s “Butter.”
The “Savage” singer accused his record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, and its distributor of blocking the release of the track in a lawsuit filed in a Texas court on Tuesday (24.08.21).
Luckily, the 26-year-old rapper got emergency help to release the new version of the K-Pop septet’s song on Friday (27.08.21).
The ‘WAP’ star – whose real name is Megan Pete – had insisted the remix not being shared with the world would put “her music career would suffer irreparable damage, including a devastating impact on her relationships with her fans and with other recording artists in the music industry”.
According to Variety, the Grammy winner’s attorney also claimed that 1501 didn’t think the remix was “good for her career as a recording artist.”
This isn’t the first time Megan has accused her label of blocking the release of her new music.
The ‘Hot Girl Summer’ rapper revealed in March 2020 that she tried to negotiate aspects of her contract with 1501 after she signed a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management – which she called a “real – who enlightened her on some of the clauses in the agreement with the old label and claimed that they were preventing her from releasing her new material.
Speaking to her fans on her Instagram Stories, she said at the time, “When I signed, I didn’t really know what was in my contract.
“I was young, I think I was around 20.
“So when I came to Roc Nation [founded by Jay-Z], I had the management, the real management.
“I have real lawyers, and they were like, ‘Do you know that’s in your contract?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, that’s crazy, no, I didn’t know.'”
Megan added how things turned sour as soon as she tried to change the contract.
She continued: “As soon as I said I wanted to renegotiate my contract, it was all gone. It all went wrong.
“So now they tell a bitch she can’t let go of music. It’s really just, like, a greedy game.”
Megan had insisted she was “not a greedy person” and did not like “confrontation”.
She concluded, “I’m not a greedy person. I’m not a confrontational person. I’m kind and I’m really family-oriented.”
Megan’s label co-founder Carl Crawford. had a say in the situation.
Along with a video of himself with music director J. Prince, he wrote on Instagram, “At a time when loyalty is at an all time low it’s nice to connect with @jprincerespect teaching me constantly evolving in this ruthless industry. And I know it terrifies some especially those who double cross me #Paybacksabitch #1501 #mobties (sic)”
Asked by a follower if she had read the fine print correctly, Megan replied: “It’s not that I literally didn’t read it, it’s that I didn’t understand some of the verbiage at then and now that I’m doing it, I just wanted it fixed.”