Over the weekend, Hip Hop sensation Megan Thee Stallion went all out to defend herself against her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. In an Instagram Live post Megan called 1501 record executives “greedy” and “selfish,” and she also claimed they told her she can’t release any more new music. That after Megan simply asked the label for a renegotiation of her contract.
However, ranting wasn’t all Megan was doing. Yesterday she also sued 1501 Certified Entertainment for the right to drop new tracks. In an expedited fashion, a district judge in Harris County, Texas quickly granted Megan a restraining order against her label – they can’t stop her from dropping new music.
The guy who founded 1501 Certified Entertainment is ex-MLB longtime superstar, Carl Crawford. You may also know him as ex-fiance of Evelyn Lozada, from VH1’s Basketball Wives reality series. In her suit, Megan claims Carl Crawford has been employing strong-arm tactics against her for a while. She also claims Carl is being aided by legendary Rap A Lot Records boss, J. Princess, in order to pressure Megan into doing what they want.
TMZ has documents where Megan says Carl used the the threat of J. Princess’ “Mob Ties” network against a producer, forcing him to hand over beats. She says all Carl had to say was J. Prince would be pissed and the producer complied. She goes on to say, “Prince is notorious in the industry for strong-armed intimidation tactics, and the comment was taken as a physical threat of harm.”
Megan believes J. Prince was also involved with a story surfacing about her arrest five years ago, complete with a mugshot. Other issues in her contract include the fact 1501 gets 60% of her recording budget, while she only receives 40%. You may scratch your head wondering… what? But this kind of thing happens all the time in the music industry. Megan understandably wants to renegotiate that lopsided circumstance from a position of strength, popularity, and fame.
Her lawyer, Richard Busch, had this to say… “We are very happy the Court granted our TRO and thrilled that the world should be able to now hear Megan’s new music on March 6. We will now proceed with the other claims set forth.” We’ll keep you up on every beat of this one – until the next time it drips…