Megan Thee Stallion Files Lawsuit Against 1501 Certified Entertainment
This past weekend, Megan Thee Stallion detailed an issue between her and the 1501 Certified Entertainment label that she is signed to. Hot Girl Meg stated she was advised to attempt to restructure her deal, however, the label owned by ex-MLB player Carl Crawford balked at the idea and also put a halt on her releasing more music.
After a lawsuit was filed, a Harris County, Texas district judge, has provided Megan with a temporary restraining order, which will allow her to release music as planned on Friday, TMZ reports.
The details of the lawsuit reveal Megan received a $10,000 advance and the label would receive 60 percent of the income from the recordings. The remainder of the funds are to be used would be for paying engineers, mixers and feature artists. In addition, 1501 would also receive 30% of performance and merchandising revenue. Touring and performance money goes straight to 1501 and a statement of what she will receive is supposed to come to her, however, it is “purposefully and deceptively vague” in the accounting.
Making the matters worse, Billboard states Megan Thee Stallion has only received $15,000 from over one billion streams and 300,000 individual track downloads.
The suit also alleges Crawford leverages a relationship with Rap-a-Lot Records founder J. Prince to intimidate other industry members. One case details a producer being forced into giving Crawford production beats because it would upset Prince- if he did not. Also, Thee Stallion states Prince has a role in the recent resurfacing of mug shots form a five-year-old arrest.
Thee Stallion is seeking $1 million in damages.
“We are very happy the Court granted our TRO Application, and thrilled that the world should be able to now hear Megan’s new music on March 6,” Megan’s lawyer Richard Busch said, per Billboard. “We will now proceed with the other claims set forth in the Petition.”
All parties will return to court on March 13 to determining if a restraining order extension will be granted.
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