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Megan Thee Stallion (born Megan Pete) has sued her label, 1501 Licensed Leisure, for the third time. On this go-around, the rapper is alleging that the label refuses to permit her to meet the phrases of her contract by declaring that her final full-length, One thing for Thee Hotties, doesn’t qualify as an album.
Within the lawsuit filed on Friday (February 18th), Megan claims 1501 knowledgeable her two months after the discharge of One thing for Thee Hotties that it didn’t meet the definition of an “Album” (per her recording settlement) and thus didn’t fulfill the contract’s “Minimal Recording Dedication.”
“1501’s new place, taken months after the album’s launch, is clearly a ruse in an effort to attempt to take additional benefit of Pete, at nice expense and never in good religion,” Megan’s attorneys wrote within the submitting, whereas additionally citing her “lengthy and tortured historical past of disputes” with the label.
The definition is a key query within the rapper’s ongoing try to get out of her take care of 1501. Based on Billboard, Megan would solely be contractually obligated to launch yet one more album on the label if One thing for Thee Hotties is counted towards her complete.
One thing for Thee Hotties, which Megan launched final November, compiles unfastened singles and B-sides. It’s composed solely of unique manufacturing, in contrast to the normal definition of a mixtape the place she can be rapping over different artists’ beats.
Megan argues that the one guideline defining an album below the phrases of her contract is runtime. She stated the contract defines an “Album” as being at the very least 45 minutes lengthy; One thing for Thee Hotties is 45 minutes and two seconds lengthy.
The Houston rapper is searching for a non-monetary declaratory judgement that One thing for Thee Hotties meets the definition of an album in addition to protection of lawyer charges.
Steven M. Zager, an lawyer for 1501, denied the allegations, claiming to Billboard that the label “instructed her from the very starting this isn’t going to depend towards your album depend.” Zager added, “She will be able to’t simply ship us an album that we didn’t approve after which declare it satisfies her recording contract.”
This kerfuffle is barely the newest occasion in a long-running battle between Megan and 1501. Again in March 2020, Megan took to social media to allege that the label wasn’t permitting her to launch new music as a result of she requested to renegotiate her contract, which she signed when she was 20. She was granted a restraining order in opposition to the label, which allowed her to launch her album Suga.
The lawsuit added to a public back-and-forth between 1501 CEO Carl Crawford and Megan that performed out on social media on Tuesday (January twenty second). After Crawford bragged in regards to the first lawsuit being dropped, Megan responded, “We’re most undoubtedly STILL IN COURT… YOU STILL GETTING SUED.”
On her Instagram Story, Megan added, “This mf received my accomplishments in that bio and ain’t contributed shit SINCE 2018… NOT STUDIO TIME, NOT A MUSIC VIDEO NOT A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT, shit not even a flight!!!”
Final August, Megan sued 1501 once more for allegedly blocking her from releasing her remix of BTS’ “Butter” as scheduled. She was subsequently cleared to launch it as deliberate.
Megan Thee Stallion Sues Label (Once more) Over Definition of “Album”
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