Megan Thee Stallion’s contract dispute between 1501 Certified Entertainment and Roc Nation is still ongoing. 1501 CEO Carl Crawford took to Instagram to voice his frustration with the court system when it comes to Meg’s contract situation.
“Year 3 and I’m still battling this court case about bullshit,” he wrote while warning up-and-coming label bosses to be careful in his caption.
“Up and coming indie Bosses and CEO’s pay close attention to this cause this can easily be u one day,” he wrote. “They try and drain u with the court systems in hopes of u folding.”
While some of the Houston Hottie’s flooded the comments with negativity, “Still Tippin” rapper Mike Jones backed Crawford’s pursuit of justice.
In March 2020, Megan claimed 1501 was holding her music hostage while she attempted to renegotiate her contract to no avail. A Texas federal judge granted her a temporary restraining order against 1501 Certified Entertainment.
She’s also signed to 300 Ent. and joined Roc Nation’s management in September 2019. Furthermore, she accused Rap-A-Lot founder J. Prince of using intimidation tactics and subsequently sued 1051 for over $1 million in damages.
“Everybody in the industry knows this is what JAY-Z and Roc Nation do: They come in, find the smallest things wrong with the problem — because there weren’t any problems before she left — and then she says that I didn’t want to negotiate?” the former MLB star told Billboard. “OK, tell everybody your definition of negotiating. Your definition is, ‘OK. I’m going to send Suge Knight’s old lawyers to come in, and it’s a stick-up…’ Of course, I’m like, ‘This isn’t a negotiation. This is a robbery.’”
Megan Thee Stallion explained she wasn’t represented fairly during the initial negotiation as she claimed Crawford supplied her lawyer.
When Meg and her late mother attempted a renegotiation, more issues came about. The terms of the 2018 deal reportedly saw Meg only own 40 percent of her royalties with 1501 also taking a 30 percent share in all of her other endeavors outside of music.