The Hotties will be pleased to know that their leader, Houston’s breakout rap star Megan Thee Stallion, will be able to release her debut album, Suga, as she’d originally announced.
This past weekend, Megan revealed that she’s been locked in a contentious contract dispute with her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, after she asked to renegotiate her contract. According to Meg, the label attempted to block her from releasing any new music in response.
However, the 24-year-old Houston rapper got the green light to release new music after a Texas judge granted her a temporary restraining order against 1501 earlier this week. The label’s founder, Carl Crawford, attempted to halt the album’s release by filing an emergency motion to have the restraining order dismissed on Thursday (Mar. 5).
And now, it would appear the judge’s original decision will remain upheld.
Taking to Instagram on Thursday (Mar. 5), Megan announced that a Texas judge denied Crawford’s motion. And thus, Megan has full permission to drop the long-awaited debut project.
“FACTS ARE FACTS AND THE FACTS ARE PUBLIC.I’m extremely pleased that 1501 and Carl Crawford were denied the request to dissolve the Court order and try to stop my music from being released,” Megan relished. “I will proceed with the release of ‘SUGA’ on Friday March 6.”
Furthermore, Meg iterated that she will continue to stand up for herself. She also defended Jay-Z in response to Crawford’s allegation that the Roc Nation honcho is at the root of her ire with 1501.
“I am NO ONE’S PROPERTY. Y’all are choosing to highlight the issue of music splits...talk about everything else,” Megan propositioned. “This has nothing to do with anyone else including JAY-Z, stop deflecting and trying to make this a publicity stunt. I want my rights.”
See Megan Thee Stallion’s post in full below.
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