A Texas judge has denied a motion filed by Carl Crawford's 1501 record label to lift Megan Thee Stallion's restraining preventing him from blocking her album release on Friday.
Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment, filed an emergency motion on Wednesday to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing him from blocking her music release.
The former Los Angeles Dodgers star argued that she had no right to take the label to court in the first place, because he still has an ironclad contract that she signed.
But District Court Judge Beau A. Miller denied Crawford's motion, leaving the restraining order in place.
The judge, who must have been swayed by Megan's ample ASSets, stated simply, "the album at issue may be dropped for distribution beginning March 6, 2020."
Judge Miller also turned his attention to music honcho J. Prince, who sent subtle threats to Jay-Z and Roc Nation via social media, putting them on notice that he won't tolerate them trying to shake down 1501.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, J. Prince called out New York labels for stealing artists, which he says is a common practice.
"This is the same technique of the culture vultures. I didn't allow this to happen to me when New York and LA record labels attempted to take my artists - so they labeled me as malicious for fighting back. I didn't allow it then so I damn sure ain't gonna allow it to happen to 1501 records or any other independent record labels that I'm associated with."
Prince addressed Megan directly for allegedly running to Roc Nation and turning against Crawford who put her on.
But the judge ordered J. Prince to refrain from making "threatening or retaliatory social media posts or threats against" Megan, her agents, or her representatives.
The judge also slapped a gag order on Megan and Crawford, who both took to social media to air out their side in the grievance.
Both parties are prohibited from "communicating with the media concerning the underlying issues in this case without court approval."
In a tearful video on her Instagram stories on Sunday, Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete, complained the contract was one-sided and unfair when she signed it as a naive 20-year-old.
But Crawford hit back, telling Billboard magazine that Megan is a fraud and a liar. He said she was not the innocent 20-year-old signing her first record deal.
He insists she was 23 when she signed, which makes her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.
"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.