After Megan Thee Stallion filed a lawsuit last month against her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment for refusing to recognize her latest project as an album, they have struck back with a suit of their own.
According to Billboard, 1501 Certified Entertainment has recently filed a countersuit against Megan. The suit claims her recent recording, Something for Thee Hotties does not qualify as an album under the terms of the deal she signed with the label. They also stated the lawsuit Megan filed last month is “groundless.” In Megan’s lawsuit, she asserted that 1501 Certified Entertainment was attempting to unfairly keep her locked into her current deal by denying the current project counts as an album. She has two more albums to submit under the original contract signed and this project would leave her one more album under this obligation.
1501 is asking a Houston court to rule in its favor as Megan’s current release contained only 29 minutes of new material and the project had not been pre-approved by the label.
“MTS knows that each ‘album’ must include at least twelve new master recordings of her studio performances of previously-unreleased musical compositions,” 1501 Certified Entertainment’s attorney, Steven M. Zager wrote in the lawsuit. “She also knows that 1501 gets to approve the musical compositions to be included on each album. And MTS knows that none of that happened here.”
Attorneys for 1501 have also stated that after she failed to prove the “outrageous claims” in a previous lawsuit and she quietly signed a settlement agreement in March 2021. She then reneged on the deal and denied it existed. This litigation was filed as an impending hearing to enforce the previous settlement was upcoming. They claim she dropped her old case and filed the new one last month.
1501 reiterated that it had “signed her when no other record labels were interested in doing so.” Megan provoked this lawsuit because she linked up with Roc Nation which is “notorious in the music industry for trying to persuade its management clients to leave their record labels.”