She also claimed that 300 Entertainment, who she struck a distribution deal with in 2018, “kept 1501 apprised of developments” in the months leading up to the album’s release and even provided 1501 with a copy of the project at least three days before its arrival.
Meg pointed out that 1501 “asserted no objection” until two months after the album’s October 2021 release.
Megan Thee Stallion filed the underlying lawsuit in February, “seeking a declaration that her album Something For Thee Hotties constituted an ‘album’ as defined in the parties’ recording agreement,” which was signed prior to her mainstream breakthrough in 2018.
1501 countersued the following month, claiming Megan was is in breach of contract and owes the label “many millions” in royalties on non-recording revenue from various collaborations, sponsorships, endorsements and side engagements.
Following the release of her Traumazine album in August, Megan her amended her original complaint to include that project, asking a judge to rule that she “has satisfied all option periods” in her contract. She also upped the ante by asking for at least $1 million in damages.
The dispute dates back to March 2020, when Megan first sued 1501 claiming they were blocking her from releasing music while refusing to terminate or renegotiate a contract she called “entirely unconscionable.”