Megan Thee Stallion is probably the hardest working star in the music industry right now. Only in 2022, she released an album, did double duty SNL As both host and musical guest, he’s starred in a Super Bowl Cheetos commercial, performed at the 2022 Oscars, and appeared at countless other awards ceremonies, all while managing the downsides of two ongoing processes. If the rapper It is she really needs a break, she sure doesn’t let it show. In fact, she’s already teasing the many major projects she’s lined up for next year—primarily new music.
In a new Forbes In profile, the rapper revealed that her next album and third studio album will take place in 2023 and will arrive alongside a world tour and a number of other non-music projects. The rapper reportedly has a comedy based on her childhood already in the works with Netflix, as well as a documentary based on her life with Time Inc.
“I can’t slow down now,” she said Forbes. “I’ll take a break when I’m dead. I’m really trying to build something. When I start sitting, I feel like I’m not doing enough or that I’m giving someone else an opportunity to pass me.”
While few details have been released about Megan’s new music, fans are speculating that the quick timeline between projects – she just released her sophomore album, Traumazinein July of this year — is likely related to her ongoing legal battle with her record label, 1501 Entertainment.
The rapper initially sued her record label in March 2020 over an unfair and “unconscionable” recording contract she signed when she was 20, though the judge ultimately ruled in her favor. In February 2022, he sued his label for a second time – this time over the definition of an album. Megan, who still had two more albums to deliver before fulfilling her contract, asked the court to rule that her 2021 release Something for the Hotties constituted as an album, while her house argued in a countersuit that it was not classified as such. In the midst of the lawsuit, she also accused 1501 Entertainment of sabotaging its release traumazine, stating that they had leaked the album, although they denied it.
The lawsuit is still ongoing — the judge is expected to rule in 2023 — but it would make sense if Megan wanted to preempt the decision by preparing an album in case the judge rules in favor of her label and she has to deliver. one more. If applicable, as with Traumazinewhich was released the same week it was announced, there could be a good chance that her next album will have a similarly quick release.
Still, the year is young and who knows what’s in store for Megan Thee Stallion’s 2023. All that is guaranteed is that it will be crowded, hot and we will definitely be watching.