Megan Thee Stallion Granted Deposition Orders In Lawsuit Against 1501 Certified Entertainment’s Carl Crawford & J. Prince
Megan Thee Stallion is applying some serious pressure in her contractual dispute with 1501 Certified Entertainment’s CEO Carl Crawford.
Following the release of her sophomore album, Traumazine, Megan Thee Stallion requested a whopping price of $1 million in damages and official emancipation in her lawsuit against her soon-to-be former label, 1501 Certified Entertainment.
As if that wasn’t enough to turn up the heat, the judge has now ordered both Carl Crawford and his business advisor, Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince to sit for depositions in the controversial case!
According to reports, J. Prince is scheduled to testify on October 24, and Carl Crawford will be going up right after him, on October 25. The depositions are set to take place in Houston, Texas, and of course, they will be recorded for legal reference.
While Megan Thee Stallion was seemingly under the impression that her projects, Something for Thee Hotties and Traumazine rounded out her agreement with 1501, the company argued otherwise. The “Pressurelicious” rapstress also documented that they’ve refused to hand over the royalties from her music.
In addition to the news of Carl Crawford and J. Prince’s forthcoming “grilling” session, Prince recently made claims that Crawford “discovered, developed, and fully financed” Megan Thee Stallion’s career.
The music executive wrote:
“For years we have stood by quietly as MTS and her mgmt at Roc Nation has lied about Carl Crawford and his 1501 label. The truth is that Carl discovered, developed and fully financed MTS early in her career which led to a life changing distribution agreement for her with 300 Entertainment.”
He continued by doubling down on the revenue she was initially offered from 1501,
“From 1501’s earliest agreement with Megan, long before MTS was a household name ; 1501 generously agreed to give Megan 40% of its PROFITS which is substantially more than the customary record royalty that a new artist receives from a record label.”
See the 57-year-old’s full statement below:
Stallion responded in a series of tweets, attributing herself for making 1501 what it is today and expressing that she and her late mother were the reason behind her musical takeoff.
“Im so over these grown a** men trying to take credit away from the work me and my mama put into the beginning of my career…me and my mom “developed” my career I was already known for free styling and I was already working on Tina snow before I got to 1501.”
She went on to say,
“When my mama died I knew a bunch of hood n*ggas who just started a label for the FIRST time were not gonna be able to manage me PROPERLY so I got with roc…by this time I was a bigger artist and I asked to renegotiate… NOT LEAVE what was wrong with that ? That man is GREEDY”
This isn’t the first time that Megan Thee Stallion has taken to her social media to call out Carl Crawford and his 1501 dealings.
Since the start of their court war (back in 2020), they’ve been exchanging quite a few shots online for some time now.
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