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Megan Thee Stallion sues record label and is now allowed to release music

Megan Thee Stallion scored a huge victory in court against 1501 Certified Entertainment.

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Megan Thee Stallion scored a huge victory in court.

The Houston Hottie has filed a lawsuit against Carl Crawford and his 1501 Certified Entertainment record label over the contract she signed when was 20 years old.

According to TMZ, a Texas judge has granted Megan a temporary restraining order which prevents her label from trying to block her music release this week. The restraining order prevents 1501 from attacking her on social media.

In the lawsuit, Megan claims that she is barely seeing any money from recording. She claims that 1501 gets 60% of her recording earnings and she gets 40%. Out of that 40%, Megan has to pay engineers, mixers, and artists who are featured on her songs.

Megan also says that the money she makes from performing benefits her label more than it benefits her. The suit says that all money made from touring and live performances are paid directly to 1501. The label is supposed to let her know exactly what she’s owed, but Megan claims that they are “purposefully and deceptively vague” with that information.

The “Cash Shit” rapper says that Crawford is using his relationship with Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince to intimidate people that work with her in the industry. The suit claims that Crawford made a producer hand over beats to him by using J. Prince’s name as an intimidation tactic.

Megan says she only got a $10,000 advance when she initially signed her record contract. She is now suing Crawford and his label for over $1 million in damages.

Megan had the internet on fire when she went live yesterday (Mar. 1) on Instagram to let her fans know that her record label was preventing her from releasing new music because she asked for her contract to be renegotiated.

“When I signed, I didn’t really know what was in my contract,” she said on live. “I was young, I think I was like 20. And, I didn’t know everything that was in that contract. So when I signed with Roc Nation, I got real management, I got real lawyers, and they was like ‘do you know this is in your contract?’ I was like, ‘oh damn, that’s crazy no I didn’t know.’”

She continued, “Soon as I said, I wanna renegotiate my contract, everything went left. It just all went bad, it all went left. So now they’re telling a bitch that she can’t drop no music. It’s really just like, a greedy game.”

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