Megan Thee Stallion is suing her label for $1 million in damages.
The “Savage” hitmaker changed her lawsuit against 1501 Certified Entertainment after she released what she believed to be her final album under her contract with the Traumazine label.
In addition to seeking monetary damages for allegedly not being paid royalties, she has also hired a forensics expert to investigate why the LP was leaked earlier, according to Rolling Stone.
Carl Crawford, the founder of 1501, also claimed that the 27-year-old rap megastar failed to pay his share of the profits from the firm’s tours and merchandise.
When she released her latest record earlier this month, Megan announced that her contract with 1501 Certified Entertainment was “almost up” as she claimed it was the last album she would release on the label.
She told her fans, nicknamed the Hotties, on Twitter ahead of the release of her latest record: “We’re almost done.
You know I always have a problem with releasing my music under this label.
“[A]All those games and having to go to court just to exhibit my art was so stressful.”
She added: “Thank you hotties for rockin’ with me through the bull**** WE’RE ALMOST OUT LET’S STAY IN FOCUS AND RUN THIS LAST ONE. (sic)”
1501 filed a counterclaim against Megan over her “Something for Thee Hotties” compilation.
The “WAP” hitmaker, whose real name is Megan Peet, sued the label in February, “seeking a declaration that her album ‘Something for Thee Hotties’ is an ‘album’ as defined in the parties’ recording agreement.” “
The record in question was released on October 29, 2021.
She claimed she was told on January 5 that the recording was not considered an album under her recording contract.
Her lawyers said in a statement: “1501’s new position, taken months after the album’s release, is clearly a ruse in an attempt to further profit from Pete at great expense and dishonestly.”
However, 1501 disagreed and filed a new lawsuit, claiming that the release “consists of 21 tracks and includes spoken interlude tracks that do not have MTS on them, as well as several previously released tracks.”
They claimed that the “Sweetest Pie” hitmaker was featured on the entire release in less than 30 minutes and that her contract with them included a clause stating that in order to be an album it “must include at least 12 new master-recorded her studio performance of previously unreleased musical compositions.”
However, Meghan’s side insisted she was only told it should last 45 minutes.
She took to Twitter to call out the label for allegedly telling her that one minute he wasn’t making enough money for them and the next he wanted to make more money off of her.
She wrote: “First the man from my label said I don’t make him money…now he’s taking me to court trying to keep me on his label because he wants to make more money lol if I don’t make you money why not just dump me? (yes)”
In 2020, Meghan accused the label of blocking the release of her new music.
The “Hot Girl Summer” rapper explained that she tried to negotiate aspects of her contract with 1501 after signing the deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation management, who enlightened her on some of the terms of the agreement.
And she insisted that she is “not a greedy person” and does not like “confrontation”.
Meghan said at the time: “I’m not a greedy person. I am not a person who likes confrontation. I’m kind, and I’m really family-oriented.’