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On Friday, Megan Thee Stallion’s legal team filed a motion to allow her of BTS’ “Butter” to be released after her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, and its CEO Carl Crawford, allegedly tried to halt its release.
Variety reports that a judge has given the rapper the green light to release the track.
Meg filed the petition in Harris County, Texas, seeking “emergency relief from the Court before this Friday, August 27, 2021, to allow her new music to be released this week as previously-scheduled.”
She argued that blocking the release of the song will cause “irreparable damage” to her career.
This is not the first time Megan has faced off against her record label in the courtroom.
Last year, Crawford filed an emergency motion to dissolve the artist’s restraining order against them — which would mean that his label could continue to block her from releasing any new music.
Thee Stallion accused Crawford of being “greedy,” alleging that the whole beef began after a conversation about contract negotiations went sideways.
“Soon as I said, ‘I want to renegotiate my contract,’ everything went left,” Meg told her fans during the Instagram live session. “It just all went bad. It all went left. So now they’re tellin’ a b–ch that she can’t drop no music.”
Crawford denied her claims, instead of pointing the finger at Roc Nation.
“Everybody in the industry knows this is what Jay-Z and Roc Nation do: They come in, they find the smallest things wrong with the problem — because there weren’t any problems before she left — and then she says that I didn’t want to negotiate? OK, tell everybody your definition of negotiating. Your definition is, “OK. I’m going to send Suge Knight’s old lawyers to come in, and it’s a stick-up…'” Of course, I’m like, “This isn’t a negotiation. This is a robbery.”
Earlier this year, Crawford seemed to allude to the legal matters being resolved — but apparently not.