Megan Thee Stallion on a roll: Rapper secures 1501 album dispute win after Tory Lanez verdict

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - DECEMBER 12: Megan Thee Stallion accepts the Powerhouse Award onstage during Billboard Women In Music 2019, presented by YouTube Music, on December 12, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for Billboard)

Megan Thee Stallion appears to have won her biggest legal victory yet with the Tory Lanez felony assault trial, as she scored a small early victory on her 1501 Entertainment lawsuit.

The “Savage” rapper filed a lawsuit against her former label, 1501 Entertainment, earlier this year, accusing them of declassifying her album “Something For Thee Hotties.”

According to the label, “Something For Thee Hotties” did not meet the requirements of her contract to be considered an album.

According to a recent Rolling Stone report, the Texas judge presiding over the album dispute case ruled in Megan Thee Stallion’s favor.

1501 appears to have requested a pre-trial ruling for the aforementioned album, claiming that the project does not meet the definition of an album as defined by Megan’s signed 2018 contract. Simply put, the label wanted the judge to rule that the project was not an album and to avoid a lengthy trial.

However, the judge ruled against this, in favor of Megan, who wishes to go to trial.

Megan argued that she fully complied with the terms of the contract for the said project after the request was submitted to the judge, all while being embroiled in a felony assault trial with Tory Lanez, arguing that she deserves all the chance to argue it in a trial.

Megan Thee Stallion tells AllHipHop that the label was “aware of developments” prior to the project’s release. They were even given a link to the project days before it was released.

Megan noted that the label “asserted no objection” prior to the release and only received complaints months later.

Megan argued in her response filing that the freestyles and skits included in the compilation album, while released on social media, were never commercially sold, countering the label’s argument that the album lacked unreleased material, falling short of the contract’s stipulated album specifications.

The lawsuit, which seeks $1 million in damages, will go to trial as planned. It came just days after Tory Lanez was found guilty of three felony counts in connection with the 2020 incident with the female rapper in a Los Angeles court. Lanez faces a maximum sentence of 22 years in prison if found guilty.