Fans of Megan Thee Stallion and K-Pop group BTS are in for a treat as they combine forces to release a remix of the boy group’s hit song, “Butter”. But did you know that this new song almost wasn’t released?
According to Variety, the singer claimed that her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment and CEO Carl Crawford, prevented her from debuting the said remix but fortunately a judge ruled that she’s free to release the song as planned.
The 26-year-old Houston native intended to drop the song Friday. On Tuesday, she filed a court order using her birth name, Megan Pete, claiming that the company barred her from doing so. Based on the documents, the singer sought “emergency relief from the Court before this Friday, August 27, 2021, to allow her new music to be released this week as previously scheduled.”
In addition, she argued in the documents that preventing her from releasing the remix would cause “irreparable damage” to her career.
The document stated, “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.”
“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,” the document added.
Meanwhile, Billboard reported that on late Tuesday, a judge ruled in her favor and she’s been given clearance to release her remix with BTS this week. Further, the court found, “evidence that irreparable harm is imminent”. Also, a new hearing is scheduled on September 10.
This isn’t the first time the singer had a legal disagreement with the label because she also sued them last year for allegedly preventing her from releasing “Suga”. She was granted a temporary restraining order and based on the new court documents, Stallion claims that the label’s latest action, that is preventing her from releasing the remix with BTS, is a violation of the rules outlined in the temporary restraining order issued last year.