SUZANNE CORDEIRO/AFP via Getty ImagesMegan Thee Stallion confirms new music is on the way, maybe as early as this Friday.
The Houston rapper went on Instagram live Sunday to claim her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, was preventing her from releasing new music, which resulted in her filing a negligence lawsuit seeking to terminate her contract.
According to a report by TMZ, confirmed by Pitchfork, a judge in Harris County, Texas has granted the Houston native a temporary restraining order, which halts any attempt 1501 may make to prevent her from releasing new music this Friday, March 6. The order, which expires March 16, also reportedly halts 1501 from making threats towards Megan on social media.
She celebrated the win Monday night by tweeting, “new music will be dropping.” Just before that, she retweeted a meme captioned, “A district judge in Harris County Texas granted Megan a temporary restraining order which prevents her label from blocking the music she plans to drop on Friday.”
The lawsuit against 1501 and label CEO Carl Crawford was filed on March 2, asserting 1501 falsely represented themselves upon signing Megan, including claiming that a popular Houston music executive was a label “partner” when said person was a consultant. It also takes issue with how the publishing, recording and touring income is distributed between Megan, the label and others involved.
Megan alleges she only signed the contract due to a series of “misrepresentations and omissions” and has only ever been paid $15,000 by 1501. She also claims multiple “direct and veiled threats” from J. Prince and Crawford were directed toward her and “Big Ole Freak” producer Lil Ju.
She also referenced her 2015 mugshot, which that resurfaced on social media a few weeks back, believing it was “leaked by someone in the 1501 camp” and “designed to harm me and my career.” Megan was arrested after a domestic dispute with her boyfriend at the time.
Megan’s lawyer, Richard Busch, said in a statement he was pleased Megan would now be able to release new music in a statement, adding, “We will now proceed with other claims set forth in the Petition.”
Megan is also seeking $1 million in damages.
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