Megan Thee Stallion Announces First Single from Independent Label After Lawsuit Settlement

The ‘Hot Girl Summer’ queen makes a fiery comeback with ‘Cobra’ on her own terms


Megan Thee Stallion is back in the spotlight, and fans couldn’t be more thrilled as she announces her long-awaited single, marking her return to the music scene. After enduring a legal battle with her former record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, the talented rapper is ready to make her comeback, and this time she’s launching her music under her independent label, ‘Hot Girl Productions.’ Here’s everything you need to know about her highly anticipated upcoming single.

On October 28, Megan Thee Stallion took to her Instagram to share a sneak peek of her upcoming single. The post featured a provocative cover image that had fans buzzing with excitement. The image portrays the artist in what appears to be a jungle setting, almost bare, exuding a powerful aura. With the caption that followed, the artwork gained context as Megan revealed the release date and the title of the track. Her caption read, “COBRA NOVEMBER 3RD. PRE-SAVE NOW!” Prior to the grand reveal, Megan had treated her fans to a teaser video that left everyone wondering whether it’s part of the music video or not. In the clip, Megan declares, “Just as a snake sheds its skin, we must shed our past, over and over again,” while she remains mysteriously concealed in the shadows, with her serpent-like eyes being the sole shining beacon.

The road to this release has been marked by a legal battle between the artist and her previous label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. In a recent Instagram post, the label officially confirmed that they had reached a confidential settlement with Megan Thee Stallion, bringing an end to their legal disputes. The statement from 1501 Certified Entertainment read, “Megan Thee Stallion and 1501 Certified Entertainment are pleased to announce that they have mutually reached a confidential settlement to resolve their legal differences. As part of the arrangement, both parties have agreed to amicably part ways.”


The announcement continued, highlighting the positive outlook of both parties, stating, “Both Megan and 1501 are pleased to put this matter behind them and move forward with the next chapter of their respective businesses.” CEO Carl Crawford, in closing, extended his best wishes to the rapper, expressing hopes for success in her life and career.

The legal saga had commenced in 2020 when Megan accused her former label of obstructing her from releasing new music, further alleging that 1501 Certified Entertainment refused to renegotiate her contract. In 2022, Megan Thee Stallion released her album titled “Something for Thee Hotties and Traumazine,” arguing that it met the requirements of her contract. Meanwhile, documents obtained by People Magazine indicated that the label held a different perspective, setting the stage for a complex legal battle that has now concluded.

With her legal troubles resolved, Megan Thee Stallion’s fans are eagerly counting down to November 3rd, ready to embrace her music once again as she paves her path to a bright and independent future with ‘Hot Girl Productions.’