Read: Texas court’s decision allowing Megan Thee Stallion to release BTS’ ‘Butter’ remix

BTS (left) and Megan Thee Stallion (Big Hit Music, Instagram) 

“Love you alll. BUTTER REMIX 8.27,” Grammy winner Megan Thee Stallion, aka Megan Pete, posted on Instagram after emerging victorious when a Texas court granted her request for a temporary restraining order against her label on Aug. 24.

Megan Thee Stallion went to the court for help after she said her label 1501 Certified Entertainment and its CEO Carl Crawford were trying to block her from releasing the BTS’ “Butter” remix on Aug. 27. The court filing also included Theory Entertainment and James Prince as defendants.

After it was reported that Megan Thee Stallion was allowed by the court to release the BTS collaboration, BTS’ official Twitter account posted, “Yes, ‘Butter’ is back! #StayTuned #BTS_Butter.”

Manila Bulletin obtained a copy of the decision in Cause No. 2020-14018 issued by the Harris County District Court in Texas that ruled in favor of Megan Thee Stallion.

The Texas court order granted Megan Thee Stallion’s application for a temporary restraining order. Here is the text of the order:

“After considering Plaintiff’s Supplemental Original Petition, Original Jury Demand, Application for Declaratory Relief, Application for Ex Parte Temporary Restraining Order, and Application for Temporary and Permanent Injunction, the pleadings, the declarations, evidence, controlling law, and arguments of counsel, the Court finds that the Application for Temporary Restraining Order has merit,” the court’s order read.

It added, “The Court further finds there is evidence that irreparable harm is imminent to Plaintiff MEGAN PETE ("Pete") and that Pete has met her burden to show that she is entitled to an ex parte temporary restraining order, that Pete has a likelihood of prevailing on the merits, that there is no adequate remedy at law. and that a temporary restraining order is necessary, proper and supported by the evidence and law.”

“The Court further finds that failure to enter a temporary restraining order at this time would cause irreparable injury, and it is appropriate to grant this relief ex parte (as to any parties who do not have notice), and that there is no other adequate remedy at law. Specifically, Pete has provided evidence that Defendants 1501 Certified Entertainment LLC ("1501") and Carl Crawford ("Crawford"), and added Defendants Theory Entertainment LLC d/b/a 300 Entertainment ("300 Entertainment"),and James Prince ("Prince") (collectively, "Defendants") and/or their agents 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,” it stated.

The court decided the following:

“Accordingly, the Court ORDERS the following:

“That Defendants, Crawford and 1501, including their affiliated entities, emplovees, representatives. principals, owners, and agents, and any other person who acts in concert with the parties or their agents who receives actual notice of the order, are enjoined and/or ordered as follows:

“A. Immediately cease and desist from doing anything to prevent the release, distribution, and sale of Pete's music, including but not limited to the BTS music/track featuring Pete scheduled for release on August 27, 2021; to immediately refrain from preventing the release, distribution, or sale of any of Pete's music; and to preserve any and all documents, recordings, posts. Blogs, tweets, or other communication relating to (i) Pete and her collaboration with BTS; (ii) the release of any upcoming music; (iii) relating to licensing, sale, or distribution of her music; and/or (iv) attempts to restrain, limit, or prevent Pete from freely engaging in her artistic expression.

“B. This Order shall be extended to include Defendants Theory Entertainment LLC d/b/a 300 Entertainment and James Prince.


“The hearing on Pete's Request for Temporary Injunction is set for September 10 2021,at 1:30 p.m.”

According to Big Hit Music, “‘Butter’ by BTS has had the singular honor of reaching no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 nine times, the most by any song to date in 2021. To celebrate this historic BTS milestone that was made possible by our fans, we would like to announce the release of a new ‘Butter’ remix version.”

It added, “‘Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)’ features the inimitable rap, signature sounds and ad-libbing of three-time Grammy Award-winner Megan Thee Stallion with the exceptional personality of BTS showcased in the original song to create an even richer experience for all listeners.”

The BTS remix “Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)” will be released at 1 p.m. Korea Standard Time on Aug. 27.