Megan Thee Stallion's remix of BTS' hit single 'Butter' will get to see the light of day.
The American 'WAP' rapper was met with a debacle with her label 1501 Certified Entertainment after they blocked Megan Thee Stallion from releasing a remix of the BTS record-breaking track. On Tuesday (08/24), she sought legal intervention and filed for an emergency temporary restraining order for 1501 to allow the release of the remix, stating that the label CEO Carl Crawford and partner J. Prince held their approval of the track.
Megan Thee Stallion and BTS drop highly anticipated 'Butter' remix – listen
A Texas judge has since ruled in favour of Megan Thee Stallion's request, green-lighting the GRAMMY Award-winning rapper to push through with her 'Butter' remix release scheduled for this Friday, 27 August. According to BigHit Music, the upcoming remix celebrates BTS' latest milestone of 'Butter' hitting No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 nine times, the most by any 2021 song to date.
#BTS #방탄소년단 Butter (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)— BIGHIT MUSIC (@BIGHIT_MUSIC) August 25, 2021
2021.08.27. 1PM (KST) | 12AM (ET)#BTS_Butter @theestallion pic.twitter.com/gepKjESF5f
Megan Thee Stallion took to Twitter to express her excitement about the upcoming release. "Y’all don’t even understand how excited I am."
Y’all don’t even understand how excited I am🧈🧈🧈🔥🔥🔥😭😭😭— TINA SNOW (@theestallion) August 25, 2021
According to Billboard, the order states that "failure to enter a temporary restraining order at this time would cause irreparable injury" and that 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."
Another hearing on the issue has been scheduled for 10 September.
This isn't the first time 1501 held back on the release of a Megan Thee Stallion offering. In March 2020, the rapper (née Megan Pete) took things to court against the label over unfair contract terms. A judge ordered 1501 Entertainment "to do nothing to prevent the release, distribution, and sale of Pete's new records."
Here's a list of BTS' performances of 'Butter' – watch
To honour the upcoming release of the 'Butter' remix, the BTS ARMY and Thee Hotties launched the #TheeARMYFund to raise 100,000 USD for Black Women for Wellness and Women for Afghan Women, in support of Megan Thee Stallion.
Okay ARMY, a little 🐦 told us that you're all looking to support Megan @theestallion by supporting causes in her honor and in honor of #BUTTERTHEEREMIX!😎— One in an ARMY⁷ 💜 Charity Project (@OneInAnARMY) August 25, 2021
Here's the current project that ARMYs have arranged! We see it's for some pretty amazing causes - check it out!💜 @BTS_twt https://t.co/nI6v3kU5f5
📢💜🥵ARMY/HOTTIES— A.Jay⁷ (@AJBaepsae) August 25, 2021
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Since its May 2021 release, 'Butter' has topped charts globally. It broke five Guinness World Records for most viewers for the premiere of a video and a music video on YouTube, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours, most viewed YouTube music video in 24 hours by a K-Pop group, and most streamed track on Spotify in the first 24 hours. It also debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, spending a total of 9 weeks at number 1.
BTS released the 'Butter' CD single, which includes the Ed Sheeran-written hit 'Permission to Dance', in July.
Watch BTS' 'Butter' music video below.