Label Sues Megan Thee Stallion In Dispute Over Last Album
Megan Thee Stallion’s current label is suing the artist over claims that she has yet to fulfil her contractual obligations.
According to TMZ, 1501 Certified Entertainment filed the lawsuit on Monday (March 21) in response to Megan’s own suit, which was filed in February.
The 27-year-old petitioned the court to rule her contract fulfilled following the release of her compilation album, Something for Thee Hotties, on October 29, 2021.
Now, 1501 argues that Megan’s last album failed to meet her contractual obligations, which require her to include at least 12 unreleased “master recordings of studio performances”. In addition, the label states that Megan failed to get its approval on any of the tracks.
Describing Something for Thee Hotties as a compilation of “spoken interlude recordings” and “previously released recordings” which do not necessarily include Megan, the label is seeking a judge’s ruling that the album fails to meet the artist’s contractual obligations, as well as a full assessment of her revenue from “collaborations, sponsorships, endorsements and side engagements.”
1501 reportedly estimates that it is owed in excess of $1 million, in addition to its conviction that Megan must produce a further two albums for the label.
In her own filing, Megan’s lawyers called 1501’s position a “ruse” to “further take advantage of [Megan], at great expense and not in good faith.”
Dismissing this, a lawyer for the label argued, “She can’t just deliver us an album that we did not approve and then claim it satisfies her recording contract.”
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