Megan Thee Stallion recently received a restraining order against her embattled music label 1501 Entertainment after it “illegally” attempted to block or interfere with Meg’s use of her music prior to the American Awards 2022.
Megan, formally known as Megan Pete, has been granted the legal privilege, according to documents obtained exclusively by Billboard.
Simply put, a restraining order is a written order issued by a court that prohibits a specific action, in this case, 1501’s “actions” to Meg’s music, until a judge rules on the matter.
Megan has “provided evidence” that 1501, including 300 Entertainment, has “engaged and will continue to engage in “threatening and retaliatory behavior that will irreparably harm” her music career, according to Billboard in the filing she has filed on Harris Country District court.
The actual filing does not specify what “threatening and retaliatory behavior” the music label has engaged in.
The court granted Megan’s request immediately, even without hearing the other side, because there was no more time for a hearing, given the current situation’s urgency.
Megan is currently nominated for Best Hip-Hop Artist at the American Music Awards. She stated that if the label pursues legal action further, she will suffer “irreparable harm,” particularly if her music cannot be used in her promotion for the American Music Awards 2022.
Meanwhile, Meg’s dispute with her record label, 1501 Entertainment, is just the tip of the iceberg.
She claimed in a high-profile lawsuit filed in 2020 that 1501 Entertainment, through Carl Crawford, “tricked” her into signing a “unconscionable” record deal in 2018 – something she didn’t realize until she signed with Roc Nation later on.
She also filed a separate lawsuit against the music label earlier this year, accusing them of declassifying her album “Something For The Hotties,” forcing her to release one more album for the label in order to fulfill her contractual obligations. The label retaliated, claiming that the album does not meet the criteria for being called an album.
Aside from her album lawsuits, Megan is also involved in a high-profile lawsuit against rapper Tory Lanez, who she claims shot her in the foot in 2020.