Megan Thee Stallion Claims She’s Never Been Paid One Penny From Her Record Label Ever

Megan The Stallion is one of the most lucrative acts on the planet. The Houston hottie is a hot commodity and rakes in the big bucks as a result. Thanks to her relatable personality, infectious music, and colorful videos, she’s become the poster child for big brands and billboard hits. Unfortunately, this has not translated to checks from her label. According to Meg, she has not seen a dime off her record contract and is suing 1501, claiming they owe her money. 

Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, aka Megan the Stallion, was discovered by 1501 Certified Entertainment, an independent label in Houston owned by former baseball player Carl Crawford. They helped issue her debut project, Tina Snow, in 2018, which was well-received by critics. Afterward, she scored a deal with 300 Entertainment, an American record label run by Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles. She joined the likes of Young Thug, Cheat Codes, Fetty Wap, and Shy Glizzy and was their first female rap signee. 

From there, things snowballed for Meg, who scored her first billboard hot 100 entry with “Big Ole Freak.” This was followed by an XXL Freshman Class placement and features with Beyonce and Nicki Minaj.  Megan would go on to score a Billboard #1 record with the Beyonce assisted “Savage” thanks to a massive campaign on Tiktok. The single helped the rapper win multiple Grammy awards. Megan Thee Stallion followed this up with the massive “WAP,” a duet with Cardi B. Her singles “Body” and “Thot Sh*t” further solidified her star power. 

With these types of accomplishments, you would think the label is cutting her checks every single day, but that is not the case. Signs of trouble between Meg and 1501 actually started super early on when they tried to block the hot girl from releasing music. Her project Suga was held up by the label back in 2020. A Texas judge at the time granted Meg a temporary restraining order against 1501 and allowed her to release the project. At the time, many just thought it was a clever marketing scheme. 

Meg also asked the court for $1 million dollars and to terminate her contract with record label, 1501. She claimed the label had been engaging in fraudulent activity, misrepresentation, and breach of contract. Meg and her lawyers (who also represented Mavin Gaye’s family in the “Blurred Lines” suit) maintain that Crawford signed Megan Thee Stallion to an unfair deal and exploited her at a time when she was “young and naive.” 

Legal documents revealed that Meg was only receiving 40 percent of her deal while the label pocketed 60. Her percentage drops to 28 when you factor in what 300 Entertainment also collects for themselves. Due to the fact that 1501 and 300 signed off on Meg releasing Suga, which was part of the arrangement, that lawsuit was eventually dropped. Crawford took to his social media to celebrate. He reposted a heading like that read “Megan Thee Stallion Files Request to Dismiss Lawsuit Against Label And J. Prince Without Prejudice.” Crawford captioned it, “Only the real h-town can relate. Now tell em to run me my bread dating all the way back from 2018.”

Megan Thee Stallion fired back in her own post, letting Crawford know that they are still very much in the middle of a legal battle. “This dude never know wtf is going with his business,” she said in a screenshot of his celebratory post. According to Meg, they are still in court, and she is still suing Crawford because he owes her money. She claims she’s never been paid by 1501 and that they are trying to bully her and “eat off” her name while painting her out to be some sort of villain. She ends her rant stating that the truth always comes out. 

Fans jumped into the comments supporting Meg. They said”I feel like she don’t be lyin. People just don’t like her. But I’m not mad at her for always speaking up as she should.” Another supporter said “without Meg, his label is nothing don’t nobody listen to his artist.”  In a separate story, Megan vented, stating that Crawford has her accomplishments in his bio but has not contributed to her success since 2018. “Not studio time, not a music video or word of encouragement. But you trying to eat off me and pick with me online,” she says.

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