Update: Megan Thee Stallion Wins Early Round In Contract War Against Estranged Record Label 1501 Cer
Carl Crawford, Megan Thee Stallion
Update: Megan Thee Stallion Wins Early Round In Contract War Against Estranged Record Label 1501 Certified Entertainment
Update: (Dec. 29, 2022): Megan Thee Stallion has just scored a small win against her estranged record label 1501 Certified Entertainment. According to reports, A Texas judge sided with the "Anxiety" rapper yesterday (Dec. 28) by denying 1501's request that her 2021 album "Something for Thee Hotties" be declared something less than an album under her contract.
This means that Megan's $1 million lawsuit against the label can proceed to trial intact.
As previously reported, the label, owned by Carl Crawford, argued that the court should bypass a trial and rule outright that "Something for Thee Hotties" was not an "album" under Megan's contract because it featured tracks already available and purportedly "failed to follow the proper approval procedures."
Megan disagreed, arguing that she fully complied with the terms of her deal regarding "Something for Thee Hotties."
Original story: (Feb. 23, 2022): It looks like Megan Thee Stallion is suing her record label, again!
According to reports, the "Hot Girl Summer" rapper has filed a new lawsuit against her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, over what constitutes an album. This all stems from her 2021 release, Something For Thee Hotties which was a collection of singles that contained all original production, unlike a mixtape. In her suit, Megan Thee Stallion claims 1501 informed her two months after its release that it did not meet the definition of an "Album" under her recording agreement, and therefore did not satisfy her contract's "Minimum Recording Commitment."
According to the suit, Megan and her attorney's had a difference of opinion, stating that,
"'Something for Thee Hotties' clearly meets the definition of 'Album' under the recording agreement because it is not less than forty-five (45) minutes in length."
According to her lawyers, the only requirement in Megan's contract to define what constitutes an album is a length of 45 minutes or more. Reportedly, Megan Thee stallion is seeking a non-monetary declaratory judgement that the record meets the definition of an album, satisfying the terms of her contract and attorney's fees. Her legal team believes the label wants to keep her locked in her contract for longer, so they can profit from her sales.
Megan Thee Stallion
1501 Certified Entertainment owner Carl Crawford wasn't too fond of being sued again by the Houston rapper, and took to Instagram to share his thoughts. He wrote,
"We're Not bullying nobody.. That's yet ANOTHER LIE and fake narrative made up by some of the best PR people u would ever come across #Nowwhatsreallyreal"
He then posted an emoji of a pinocchio nose, seemingly implying that someone is lying.
He then shared his frustrations with being sued 3 times by Megan The Stallion and her team.
"I've been sued 3 times by the same people and I'm the bully?"
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