Why Is Megan Thee Stallion Suing Her Record Label?
Today, Megan Thee Stallion released her latest project, Suga—with some assistance from a court order. The Houston rapper, who turned “Hot Girl Summer” into a ubiquitous viral meme ahead of last year’s mixtape Fever, has spent the last several days in a public contract dispute with her label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, and its CEO, former baseball star Carl Crawford. On Sunday, Megan claimed that 1501 was blocking her from releasing new music, and a day later, a Texas judge granted her a temporary restraining order against the label, allowing her to release Suga. But the courtroom drama is likely just beginning.