1501 CEO Carl Crawford Regrets Heated Internet Beef w/ His Estranged Artist Megan Thee Stallion, Claims He Never Had Any Real Issues w/ The Rapper: You Take This Social Media Part Out Of It, We Don’t Have A Problem

1501 CEO Carl Crawford Regrets Heated Internet Beef w/ His Estranged Artist Megan Thee Stallion, Claims He Never Had Any Real Issues w/ The Rapper: You Take This Social Media Part Out Of It, We Don’t Have A Problem

According to 1501 Certified Entertainment’s Carl Crawford, he doesn’t have any ill feelings toward his estranged artist, Megan Thee Stallion!

In a recent interview, Carl Crawford opened up about his ongoing legal feud with Megan Thee Stallion and stated that he’s (officially) ready to move on from the controversial matter.

Carl Crawford, Megan Thee Stallion

As previously reported, Megan Thee Stallion signed to Carl Crawford’s label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, in 2018. However, the following year, (unbeknownst to Crawford) Stallion allegedly inked a management deal with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, and things seemingly went downhill from there.

The “Pressurelicious” rhymer ultimately filed a lawsuit against Crawford’s company, claiming that they’d blocked her from releasing music, refused to renegotiate her contract, and later failed to hand over her royalties. Last August, Stallion requested $1 million in damages and official emancipation from 1501.

Megan Thee Stallion

Amid the highly-talked-about case, Crawford and Stallion indulged in viral exchanges online, resulting in Crawford calling the rapper a “seahorse” and Stallion referring to her old boss as “greedy” in another instance.

But… despite the choice words that have been flying back and forth between the two (for quite some time now), Crawford has made it clear that he actually regrets it all.

Even though they haven’t spoken (directly) since 2019, the ex-MLB star told a publication that he never wanted the situation to hit the public. He expressed:

“I never wanted to have a situation where I was going back and forth with [Megan Thee Stallion] on the internet.”

Crawford continued by indicating that the virtual quarrel ruined the image of 1501, and he’s been taking the time to rebrand some things and stay out of the bad press.

“[1501’s] reputation was kind of real, real bad out there so I just wanted to go directly at that situation and kind of start from fresh. You know, I have to take responsibility for anything that happens over here at 1501.”

Carl Crawford

When it comes to the part that he played in fueling the fire, he attributes it to his lack of understanding of the entertainment industry and falling victim to the newcomer’s curse in the game.

“I got a lot… real, real fast, you know, coming from another lane and all that type of stuff.  So, a lot of things came at me real, real fast, and I had to learn real, real quick. And, in the process of that, you know, you don’t always make the right decisions or you might make a few mistakes, here and there, and you have to take ownership for that.”

Crawford then elaborated on his belief that social media heighten his fallout with Stallion, affirming that (prior to the beef) they were cool… until they weren’t.

“I never had any problems with Megan Thee Stallion. You know, it’s just this social media stuff really just turned really, really sour. You take this social media part out of it, we don’t have a problem.”

He added,

“I’m done with that. You won’t hear me mentioning Megan Thee Stallion’s name, in the media, unless, you know, I’m doing something like this or, you know, it’s just a big-time interview where I gotta say it. You won’t see me, like, texting or, you know, making a post or doing any of that stuff, you know, that would cause social media to go crazy.”

Later in the conversation, Crawford addressed the video of his linkup with Stallion’s enemy, Tory Lanez, last April, which sparked lots of mayhem on the internet. If you don’t know, in December 2022, Tory Lanez was found guilty after Stallion accused him of shooting her back in 2020.

Tory Lanez

Crawford concluded by indicating (with the help of 1501’s new president Kai “Verse” Tyler) that he didn’t know Tory Lanez personally and had only been spotted with him to get back at Stallion.

When asked if he had any comments on his perceived decision to “stand with Lanez,” Crawford set the record straight and replied,

“I don’t stand with nobody in that situation. That’s just not like none of my business. You know, like I say, you get caught up in the internet stuff.”

He continued, noting that it was a “petty” move.

“I normally don’t do stuff like that. So, it’s just… you know, like I said, I think I kind of just got wrapped up in the whole scheme of things that was going on.”

Crawford went on,

“We all make mistakes.”

Carl Crawford also shared he was in his feelings after Megan Thee Stallion took that 2019 meeting with Roc Nation and never spoke to him again.

According to Crawford, he’ll never speak negatively about her again, and he doesn’t know why he was chilling with Tory Lanez.

Here’s the video of the controversial link-up:


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Authored by: Ashley Blackwell