Megan Thee Stallion Wins Lawsuit

Following months of legalities,, Megan Thee Stallion has won a court ruling dismissing a copyright lawsuit on her ‘Savage’ hit single.

in 2023, the superstar rapper/writer (born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete) was accused of stealing a little known 1999 track on the song. 

Originally filed by producer James A Greene, the lawsuit claimed that Stallion’s song infringed the copyrights to his 2020 song, ‘It’s About To Be On,’ after Megan’s producer J White had access to the original track through his manager.

In her original ruling, Judge Katherine Polk Failla stated that there was insufficient evidence to prove the claim and dismissed the lawsuit, stating that Megan or Warner had no access to Greene’s track, which was not widely distributed at the time, and that there was no substantial similarity between the songs’ instrumentation, drum patterns or vocals.

As part of Stallion’s Suga EP, ‘Savage’ was initially released in March of 2020 and it went viral on TikTok, with people performing the ‘Savage’ dance challenge during the song’s chorus. 

In April of 2020, a remix featuring Beyoncé dropped and was also included on Megan’s debut LP Good News that same year. On 26 May 2020 the ‘Savage Remix’ went #1 the Billboard Hot 100 becoming Megan Thee Stallion’s first and Beyoncé’s seventh chart topper.

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Author: Al Denté