The ongoing legal battle between Megan Thee Stallion and her label 1501 Certified Entertainment took another nasty turn at this weekend’s American Music Awards.
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According to court documents obtained by Billboard, the “Savage” rapper was granted an injunction against 1501 along with his distributor 300 Entertainment, who claimed 1501 was “unlawfully” exploiting Pete. did. did. has been closed or steps have been taken to intervene. licensing or publishing her music until the upcoming AMAs on Sunday (November 20). The order, filed in the U.S. District Court of Harris County, Texas, states that Megan “provided evidence” that the company “recently and will continue to engage in threatening and retaliatory behavior that has irreparably damaged her music career.” will deliver.”
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Without providing further details about what 1501 or 300 allegedly did, the court said it granted Megan’s request for an “ex ante” order — essentially waiting to hear back from the other side. was. It was. It was. By failing to do so, a sort of emergency injunction was granted – “because there was insufficient time for the defendants to notice, be heard and obtain an injunction before irreparable injury, damage or loss occurred”. He added that although Megan is nominated for Favorite Hip-Hop Female Artist, voting for the AMAs closes at midnight on Monday night (November 14) and that Megan would be “irreparably harmed if the AMA promotion couldn’t use their music with them.”
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According to the order, 1501, 300 and anyone acting in a “relationship or involvement” with them are prohibited from “preventing or blocking the use and exploitation” of Megan’s music in promotional materials for the AMAs — including “includes threats or other attempts to intimidate” or coerce” third parties so that they do not have access to it – until November 20. It also sets a hearing on Megan’s request for a restraining order for Nov. 22.
The restraining order is just the latest salvo in a more than two-year-old legal battle that began in 2020 when Megan filed a lawsuit alleging that 1501 founder Karl Crawford forced her to sign an “unconscionable” record deal in 2018. on. On. For this, the person below was betrayed. industry standards. He claims that when Jay-Z signed a management deal with Roc Nation the following year, he hired “real lawyers” to show him that the 1501 deal was “crazy.”
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In February, Megan filed a separate lawsuit, claiming 1501 refused to count her 2021 release Something for the Hotties as an album — an important definition because her deal with 1501 states he would have to make three albums to meet his obligations. 1501 immediately retaliated, claiming that Thee Hotties only consisted of 29 minutes of original material and was therefore ineligible.
In September, Megan filed another lawsuit seeking more than $1 million in damages, alleging that 1501 “systematically failed” to pay her a reasonable amount of royalties and “excessive marketing,” in addition to alleging that I failed. was. was done and unfairly allowed for promotional fees” the label leaked on their latest album, Traumazine.
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In response, the label’s lawyers argued that it was actually Megan who had failed to pay 1,501 royalty demands, along with a fair share of money earned from advertising, partnerships and other business deals. He further stated that any claims for royalty arrears should be directed to 300 Entertainment.