Megan Thee Stallion Sues Record Label Over Alleged Music Ban

Megan Thee Stallion is doing whatever it takes to protect her career.

Tuesday in Harris County, Texas, the “Hot Girl Summer” rapper filed a lawsuit against record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, LLC, and its CEO, Carl Crawford, seeking a temporary restraining order, temporary and permanent injunction, and declaration that her contract is "unconscionable, unenforceable and/or void." She is also asking for monetary damages in excess of $1 million.

That day, a judge granted her request for a temporary restraining order.

In her filing, the “Cash ----” musician accused the defendants of breach of contract, common law fraud, fraudulent inducement, fraud by non-disclosure, tortious interference with prospective business relations, violation of the Deceptive Trade Practices Consumer Protection Act, negligent misrepresentation, and breach of fiduciary duty and negligence.

Per the court documents, the artist — born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete — accuses the company and its principal of taking the "extraordinary step" of instructing the distributor of her records, 300 Entertainment, to not "release or distribute any of her new music."

As new music is scheduled to be released on March 6, 1501 Certified Entertainment’s alleged actions "will have a devastating impact and cause irreparable injury to [Megan's] career, for which monetary damages will in no way suffice."

Megan also accuses the label of trying to "embarrass and intimidate" her publicly and mentions how a resurfaced mug shot from her arrest five years ago "was [posted] with the sole purpose of hurting her career."

Additionally, the lawsuit brings up an alleged incident in which the company threatened one of her producers physically.

"Defendants and their agent J. Prince, who is notorious in the music industry for bullying and strong-armed tactics, publicly expressed displeasure on social media when Pete associated Roc Nation [an entertainment agency founded by JAY-Z] as her manager," the legal papers read. "From that point onward, Pete was attacked, and threatened on social media, on information and belief, by Prince, 1501, or those acting on their behalf."

Because the temporary restraining order was granted, the defendants are required to "do nothing to prevent the release, distribution and sale" of Megan’s March 6 music, and "immediately refrain from preventing distributor 300 Entertainment from ‘releasing, distributing or selling’” these new records.

1501 Certified Entertainment must also "refrain from threatening or posting any threatening or retaliatory social media posts or threats" against Megan, and "refrain from threatening" anyone associated with her.

Additionally, they must not "prevent or limit others from working" with Megan, cannot "intentionally falsify, alter, spoil, hide, transfer or otherwise destroy any documents, evidence or recordings" related to Megan, and cannot destroy any documents related to Megan or Roc Nation.

After the order was put in place, Megan’s attorney, Richard Busch, told E! News, “We are very happy the Court granted our TRO and thrilled that the world should be able to now hear Megan's new music on March 6. We will now proceed with the other claims set forth in the [lawsuit]."

The temporary restraining order will expire on March 16 at 11:59 p.m.

A hearing for Megan’s temporary injunction request is scheduled for March 13.


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