Megan Thee Stallion Enters Heated Legal Battle With Her Old Record Label
Megan Thee Stallion is headed to court, a new report from Hot New Hip Hop revealed. The rapper is taking her former label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, to trial fraud allegations. The 1501 CEO, Carl Crawford, requested to settle the lawsuit in private arbitration which was subsequently denied by the judge.
The CEO of the record label argued that Megan had given up her right to settle legal disputes between herself and the label when she signed a record contract.
Megan and her attornies stated the wording of the contract was so vague in the first place that there was no way to enforce any of its stipulations. The judge agreed with Megan and her lawyers and denied Crawford's request to stay the case. As a result, the legal dispute is headed to a public trial.
Megan filed a suit against the label for supposedly using threats, intimidation, coercion, and other scare tactics after she signed a contract with a new label, Roc Nation. The rapper also claimed the previous label had tried to thwart her from signing with another label and also attempted to sabotage her career.
She was later granted a temporary restraining order that was extended. Megan Thee Stallion released her newest project, SUGA, in March of this year. Despite this hiccup in her otherwise successful career, Megan has continued to rise in the ranks of the rap game.
Earlier this year, she appeared on the cover of Marie Claire's May issue. Memsor Kamarake dressed the 25-year-old artist and Micaiah Carter took the pictures. Beyonce's makeup artist, Sir John, did the rapper's makeup and Kellon Deryk helped style her hair.
Charisse Van Horn reported on the 16th of April that Megan was gearing up to celebrate her "Hot Girl Summer." It's currently her biggest song and it features other huge stars in the rap game, Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
Her rise in the industry came at a particularly turbulent time, considering much of the Western world is currently on lockdown. With that said, however, her latest release, SUGA, has continued to climb the charts since it dropped in March 2020.