Megan Thee Stallion Wins Latest Legal Battle Against Carl Crawford’s Label, Judge Says Case Will Continue In Court
Megan Thee Stallion just scored another legal victory. The Houston hottie will get her day in court against Carl Crawford and her former record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment. A judge ruled that the case will go to court, and not to arbitration as Carl Crawford had hoped.
In early March, Megan Thee Stallion revealed that 1501 allegedly attempted to prevent her from releasing her latest EP, “Suga,” after she asked to renegotiate her contract.
The “Big Ole Freak” rapper, then, sued Carl Crawford – 1501’s founder – for nearly $1 million, in which a Texas judge granted her a temporary restraining order. According to Megan Thee Stallion and her legal counsel, 1501 Certified Entertainment had only paid the 25-year-old $15,000 after she earned nearly $7 million in revenue. Carl Crawford vehemently denies these claims, and blamed Jay Z and RocNation – Megan’s new management – for the lawsuit:
“Everybody in the industry knows this is what Jay-Z and Roc Nation do: They come in, the 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? 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.'”
But courts are seemingly siding with Megan when it comes to her contract. Harris County Judge Robert Schaeffer denied both of Carl Crawford’s requests to stay the case and seek mediation and arbitration. The lawsuit will go to court. Megan’s lawyer commented:
“We are obviously very happy with the court’s decision and look forward to litigating this case.”
Megan has since, released her EP, “Suga,” despite 1501’s efforts to halt it. One of the project’s songs, “Savage,” has become a hit spawning from the social media craze – the #SavageChallenge.
Neither Carl Crawford nor 1501 Certified Entertainment have commented on the judge’s ruling.
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Written by Miata Shanay