J Prince Lashes Out At Roc Nation Employee For Being Included In Megan Thee Stallion’s Lawsuit: I Don’t Think Jay Z Is Aware Of This, Time Will Tell
Update #2: Megan Thee Stallion has released the following statement which seems to be in response.
FACTS ARE FACTS AND THE FACTS ARE PUBLIC ?? I’m extremely pleased that 1501 and Carl Crawford were denied the request to dissolve the Court order and try to stop my music from being released. I will proceed with the release of “SUGA”. On Friday March 6,
To be clear,
I will stand up for myself and won’t allow two men to bully me, I am NO ONES PROPERTY. Y’all are choosing to highlight the issue of music splits…talk about everything else.
This has nothing to do with anyone else including JAY-Z, stop deflecting and trying to make this a publicity stunt,
I want my rights,
The facts are;
1. 1501 doesn’t want to approve my budget to put out my project that the court is allowing to be released.
2. 1501 tried to stop my release, I prevailed in court
3. 1501 tried to fight the decision today, the court denied 1501’s request????? respect my deceased mother, she’s not here, you don’t know her, you weren’t involved,
Carl should speak for himself,
All the facts are public record available at the courthouse in Houston.
The latest drama started earlier this week when Megan Thee Stallion, who is managed by Roc Nation, called out the label, stating that it refused to let her renegotiate her contract. She also said that it wasn’t letting her release new music (she has to release four albums under her deal).
She’s currently suing for $1 million in damages. In the meantime, she was awarded a temporary restraining order and said that she would be releasing new music.
Carl Crawford then responded and denied Megan Thee Stallion’s claims. He told Billboard,
“She says that I didn’t want to negotiate? 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.”
Now, J. Prince is speaking out after he says he was name-dropped in the court documents. 1501 inked a deal with J. Prince’s company Rap-A-Lot Records around the time Megan signed with Rock Nation.
He wrote a lengthy message,
“BREAKING NEWS ALERT ??Houston we have a problem Megan, along with Roc Nation Employee Geetanjali Grace Lyer decided to include my name in a lawsuit wrapped around lies and stupidity. We gone get this s*** straight.”
“Now let’s deal with the root of this issue. The root is a familiar one for me coming from a successful independent record labels perspective. We as independent record labels make many sacrifices along with our artists. After we do all the hard work together with artists, it’s a known fact that major record labels and established managers attempt to poach the fruits of our labor.”
He said he’s no stranger to seeing artists “criticize” their record deals after teaming up with a management company.
“One of the first things they do is criticize the deal that raised that artist from the dead. These record labels and managers don’t want s*** to do with these artists until the hard work, risk, sacrifices, and resources have been spent by the little guys. This is the same technique of the culture vultures. I didn’t allow this to happen to me when New York and LA record labels attempted to take my artists- so they labeled me as malicious for fighting back. I didn’t allow it then so I d*** sure ain’t gonna allow it to happen to 1501 Records or any of the other independent record labels that I’m associated with.”
He then said the issue isn’t negotiating a new contract with Megan, but alluded to Roc Nation being the problem.
“For the record we have no problem with negotiating with Megan but we do have a problem with dictators. I find it very interesting that Roc Nation would allow their employee to sign an affidavit and statement full of slanderous lies on my methods of doing business when we have partnered together on several occasions. I don’t think Jay Z is aware of this but only time will tell.”
He continued and accused Megan of lying on him.
“Megan even though she signed an affidavit, talked down, and lied in court documents on me… I understand how lawyers brainwash artist to milk them of funds in lawsuits that they know they can’t win. Megan seems to be a perfect candidate for self destruction. Any artist in the music industry will testify that a 40% profit share is a great deal especially for an unestablished artist that til this day has never delivered an album.”
He ended by speaking on the initial deal, which was negotiated by Megan and her late mother, who was her manager in the earlier days of her career.
“To end this I give credit to where credit is due. Megan along with her mother, who evidently could read (God rest her soul), negotiated a good deal.”
“I extended my hand to meet with Megan, T Farris, and team personally for further negotiations. Unfortunately it never happened even though we’re all in Houston, because she’s being controlled by the very people who started this shit. The homie Carl was an angel in Megan’s eyes when he was spending hundreds of thousands investing in her career. Now that he’s helped her become a successful artist she stopped paying him his percentage and views him as the devil. I’m glad money don’t make me. I make money.”