Megan Thee Stallion‘s legal request to drop her “Butter” remix with the South Korean pop group BTS was granted Tuesday.
A Texas judge ruled in Megan’s favor and extended a temporary restraining order allowing her to release new music, according to Billboard.
“LOVE YOU ALLL,” the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper wrote in response on Instagram, announcing the track will be drop Friday.
Megan has been in a long battle with her distributor, 300 Entertainment, and record label 1501 Certified Entertainment. She says 1501’s CEO, former Major League baseball star Carl Crawford, and his partner, J. Prince, have blocked her from releasing new music, and did not approve the “Butter” remix.
Billboard reports that the court ruled that Crawford, 1501 Certified Entertainment, J. Prince and 300 Entertainment “have recently engaged and will continue to engage in conduct preventing the release of [Megan’s] new music, which would irreparably damage her goodwill, reputation, and overall music career and infringes on her rights to self-expression through her music.”
The three-time Grammy winner previously filed a lawsuit and requested a restraining order against 1501 Certified Entertainment in 2020. A judge ruled in her favor and ordered 1501 Entertainment “to do nothing to prevent the release, distribution, and sale” of her music.
In her legal documents, Megan said her contract with 1501 was “unconscionable,” claiming she was only paid $15,000 after earning more than one billion streams and selling over 300,000 individual track downloads, said to be worth an estimated $7 million.
Megan is seeking a new contract. A hearing on her restraining order is set for September 10.
Megan’s up for six MTV VMAs, and BTS has five nominations, so they might perform “Butter” together at the show September 12 at Barclays Center in New York City.
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