Megan Thee Stallion gets a restraining order from her record label before the AMAs

Megan Thee Stallion has been served with a restraining order against her record label 1501 Certified Entertainment for allegedly trying to “interfere” with the rapper’s control over her music ahead of the American Music Awards.

​​​​The Houston rapper, whose real name is Megan Pete, obtained a restraining order against the record label and its distributor 300 Entertainment, according to Billboard.

According to the document, the record company “unlawfully” took measures “to prevent or interfere with the exploitation, licensing or publication of Pete’s music” on the eve of the AMAs, which will take place this Sunday, 20 November.

The order, filed in Harris Country District Court in Texas, says the rapper “provided evidence” that the company “has recently engaged in and will continue to engage in threatening and retaliatory behavior which will irreparably damage” her career.

The document does not provide information about what exactly 1501 or 300 allegedly did, but the court claims that an ex parte was filed – an emergency order granted without waiting for a response from the other party.

She also says that since voting for the AMAs, in which Megan Thee Stallion is nominated for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist, closed at midnight yesterday (November 14), she will suffer “irreparable harm” if her use music in conjunction with your AMA promotion.”

The label, 300 and anyone performing “in concert or participation with them” is restricted from preventing or blocking the “use and exploitation” of the singer’s music in promotional material at the AMAs. This includes “threatening or otherwise attempting to intimidate or coerce third parties” into not using it.

A hearing is set for November 22nd for the rapper’s request for a continuing restraining order.

This is the latest in a series of legal battles between Megan and her record company. Earlier this year, Megan filed another lawsuit against 1501, claiming they were trying to keep her locked in a contract because she didn’t recognize her recent “Something For Thee Hotties” compilation as an album.

An attorney for 1501 denied the allegations in the lawsuit, telling Billboard that Megan’s contract gave the label oversight of what would constitute an “album” for contractual purposes.

In August of this year, he filed a modified lawsuit seeking at least $1 million in damages and asking a Texas court to terminate his contractual relationship with the record company.

In March 2020, the rapper also reported that the label was preventing her from releasing new music after she tried to renegotiate parts of her contract, which the label refused.

In August of last year, Megan took 1501 to court again, claiming they were blocking the release of her remix of BTS’ song “Butter.” A judge sided with the rapper and allowed the song to be published soon after the sentence.

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