Megan Thee Stallion wins nod to release BTS Butter remix after her label blocked it
Megan Thee Stallion, who has been battling legal issues to release a remix of BTS’ hit single ‘Butter’, can finally breathe a sigh of relief as the rapper has now got the green light from the court. In her documents, the ‘Savage’ hitmaker revealed that her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment and its CEO Carl Crawford tried their best to prevent the song from getting released.
According to the documents filed by Megan in her legal name Megan Pete in Harris County, Texas, the record label claimed that the remix might not be a good career move for Megan, reports Variety. The 26-year-old female emcee’s remix is slated to arrive this Friday, August 27, on all the leading streaming platforms. The documents also spilled the beans that Megan argued on how blocking the release of the song could cause “irreparable damage” to her career. Megan had dropped a subtle hint about the release a few days on her Instagram stories where she was seen working out to BTS’ chart-topping single ‘Butter’.
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Megan Thee Stallion allowed to release BTS ‘Butter’ remix
Variety, who got to view the documents, had earlier reported that Megan was facing legal trouble to release the remix of BTS’ song. However, the tables turned as the court allowed the rapper to go ahead with the release. The document read, “If Pete is not allowed to release a new track this Friday on which she is the featured artist in a remix with BTS of the song called, ‘Butter,’ her music career will suffer irreparable damage, including a devastating impact to her relationships with her fans and with other recording artists in the music industry.” It further reads, “Such irreparable injury to her personal goodwill and the silencing of her artistic expression in music cannot be compensated in the way of monetary damages. As such, Pete seeks emergency relief from this Court.”
Also, this is not the first time when Megan had to face trouble with her record label. In 2020, the ‘WAP’ hitmaker had sued her label for allegedly preventing her from releasing her EP ‘Suga’ as she was granted a temporary restraining order. Related to the same, the legal documents also revealed that Megan claimed that preventing her from releasing the ‘Butter’ remix violated the rules outlined in last year’s temporary restraining order. “The release of new music from Pete is vital to maintain her status as a relatively new but still up and coming artist” adding, “Absent immediate help from the Court, Pete’s art will be impacted, the release of the song derailed, and Pete’s goodwill, reputation, and overall career will suffer detrimental, undesirable, and irreversible harm.”
‘Megan deserves to have artistic freedom’
BTS Army and fans of Megan Thee Stallion were more than elated as they took over Twitter to express their valuable opinions. One fan stated, “That what happens when u make Army and Megan mad.” Whereas, another user said, “This remix is coming to billboard hot 100.” The next one posted, “So armys, we weren't clowns afterall. days ago, we waited for something to drop at 12 KST. we really are getting something, it was just blocked. asdfghjkl we were robbed. but anyway, i cannot wait for this.”
Meanwhile, another person tweeted, “Megan deserves to have artistic freedom and control over her music. the fact that she has to go to court to be able to release a feature on a remix is absurd. 1501 is only interested in exploiting her for money.” And, one furious social media user concluded, “I’m just so mad at this money hungry agency.. like f**k them.. Artists had a whole plan ready with announcements n teasers everything n they ruined everything we had to know this through the court..this is so pathetic..I can’t even imagine hw the artists r feeling right nw.”
That what happens when u make Army and Megan mad pic.twitter.com/WXKJ2roodt— mia 💛 ⟭⟬ ∞ ⟬⟭⁷ ᴾᵀᴰ🕺🏻⎮I'm everywhere in the TL⎮ (@fairy_yoongs) August 24, 2021
This remix is coming to billboard hot 100👀pic.twitter.com/wTTZQzEmkP— K-pop 《as the meaning of life》⁷⁺⁹ (@AnnGel_Quotes20) August 24, 2021
so armys, we weren't clowns afterall. days ago, we waited for something to drop at 12 KST. we really are getting something, it was just blocked. asdfghjkl we were robbed. but anyway, i cannot wait for this 🤧— yoonji⁷ –ㅅ– (@mygyoona) August 24, 2021
megan deserves to have artistic freedom and control over her music. the fact that she has to go to court to be able to release a feature on a remix is absurd. 1501 is only interested in exploiting her for money #LetMeganReleaseHerMusic— voting bts #1 💃🏻🧈 (@votingbts7777) August 24, 2021
I’m just so mad at this money hungry agency.. like fuc* them.. Artists had a whole plan ready with announcements n teasers everything n they ruined everything.. we had to know this through the court..this is so pathetic..I can’t even imagine hw the artists r feeling right nw— ⟬⟭⟭⟬⁷fan of SK’s spcl Presidential Envoy 4 culture (@_ayo_naega_nugu) August 25, 2021