Megan Thee Stallion's Remix of BTS' "Butter" Will Be Released After Label Battle
Published Aug 25, 2021Megan Thee Stallion's remix of the popular BTS track "Butter" is being released this week — but it almost wasn't.
On Tuesday (August 24) the rapper was once again at odds with her label 1501 Certified Entertainment, after filing new court documents that claimed 1501 attempted to block her from appearing on a remix of the K-pop track. According to Variety, the artist born Megan Pete asked a Texas judge to step in and apply a previous ruling permitting her to release new music. Pete claimed that 1501 violated that order by stopping her "Butter" remix.
Legal documents show that the "Savage" rapper filed an emergency temporary restraining order to release the remix after 1501, CEO Carl Crawford, and his partner J. Prince, told the rapper that the remix would be bad for her career and refused to approve the track. The documents also state that 300 Entertainment, which distributes Megan Thee Stallion's music through 1501, co-signed the label's decision to block the upcoming release.
The rap star stated if the "Butter (Remix)" didn't come out, then her "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," according to the document. It also claims that preventing the release will have a "devastating impact to her relationships with her fans and with other recording artists in the music industry."
Later on Tuesday, a Texas judge approved the rapper's restraining order stating that "failure to enter a temporary restraining order at this time would cause irreparable injury."
They also said Crawford, 1501 Certified Entertainment, J. Prince and 300 Entertainment "have recently engaged and will continue to engage in conduct preventing the release of her new music, which would irreparably damage her goodwill, reputation, and overall music career and infringes on her rights to self-expression through her music."
This isn't the first time that Megan Thee Stallion has clashed with her label. Last year, she accused 1501 Certified Entertainment of preventing her from releasing new music because she asked to renegotiate the contract she signed with them six years ago. Crawford denied the allegations, but a federal judge in Houston granted Megan an order prohibiting 1501 and Crawford from blocking the release of her new music.
"Butter (Remix)" is set to be released on Friday (August 27).