Megan Thee Stallion Countersued by Label

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The feud between rapper Megan Thee Stallion and her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, just got more interesting. For those who aren’t caught up with what’s been happening, on the 23rd of February Megan Thee Stallion filed a new lawsuit against her record label. Now in the past week, she’s been countersued.

What It’s About:

This concerns what constitutes an album. This all revolves around the 2021 release of Something For Thee Hotties, a body of work made for her fanbase. Filled with previously unreleased songs and previously-released YouTube freestyles. The body of work is considered to be a compilation album by fans and Megan alike. This isn’t what 1501 considers it though, classifying the work as a mixtape. 

The reason for the lawsuit is because Megan claims the classification is an attempt to restrict her from exiting or negotiating her current contract. Now that we’re caught up, in the last week, 1501 has now countersued artist Megan Thee Stallion, ordering in its favor and damages. The label’s reasoning being that Megan has “repeatedly breached her contracts.” Of course, Megan has a rebuttal: 

 

 

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The Issue:

With all that though, we circle back to the core of the issue. What constitutes an album? An album is a collection of songs ranging from 6 songs and up or being over 25 minute in length. This is not so simple for the case of Megan Thee Stallion. Solely because what is being in question is what her contracts state an album is and how Something For Thee Hotties falls in there. 

According to her legal team, Something For Thee Hotties is indeed an album by her contract stating that the work must be 45 minutes or more in length. On top of this, they pointed out the countersuing comes months after the release of the work. Stating it’s “clearly a ruse to take further advantage of Megan, at great expense and not in good faith.” 

That’s all that’s been available to the public as of yet, as neither Megan’s Management or 1501 have released or wished to comment on the situation further.

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