Megan Thee Stallion isn't letting legal drama stop her from releasing new music.
Nearly 10 months after blessing the world with Fever, the Houston rapper returns with her much-anticipated project Suga. Meg had initially called the effort her debut album, but has referred to it as an EP in recent days.
"I'm not even gonna call it an album, because I'm still in the middle of making my album," she said during a Hot 97 interview Thursday. "When the situation came up, I'm like, 'Oh my god I gotta put out this music. I don't want to just leave my fans with nothing 'cause I don't know what's gonna happen.' The music that I have made and the songs that I really really like so far, I was like, 'Let's just drop this shit on the EP.'"
Megan also stopped by The Angie Martinez Show to talk about the project and her contract issues.
Suga, which includes appearances by Gunna ("Stop Playing") and Kehlani ("I Know That"), is available now on all major platforms, including Apple Music and via Spotify below.
Megan also dropped off the video for B.I.T.C.H. You can watch it up top.
The EP arrives less than a week after Meg took to Instagram to call out her label 1501 Certified Entertainment, which is owned by former MLB star Carl Crawford. The rapper claimed that her management at Roc Nation had pointed out a number of issues within her 1501 contract, which prompted her to request a renegotiation. Meg claims as soon as she brought up her concerns, things went south.
"So now they telling a bitch that she can’t drop no music. It’s really just a greedy game," she said in a video. "You mad because I don’t want to bow down, roll over like a little bitch, and you don’t want to renegotiate my contract."
Meg filed a lawsuit against 1501 shortly after, accusing the label of lying about the services it would provide. She was also granted a temporary restraining order that prohibited the label from blocking her music.
Crawford, who has denied Meg's allegations, attempted to have the restraining order resolved; however, District Court Judge Beau A. Miller denied the request shortly before Suga's release: "The album at issue may be dropped for distribution beginning March 6, 2020," the judge's statement read.