Megan Thee Stallion Bashes 1501 Certified Entertainment & J. Prince

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Megan Thee Stallion spoke out against former label 1501 Certified Entertainment and J. Prince in a Twitter rant on Tuesday night.

Megan Thee Stallion is fed up with her former label 1501 Certified Entertainment. On Monday (August 23) reports surfaced that the Traumazine rapper, whose real name is Megan Pete, is seeking $1 million in damages from the Carl Crawford-founded label, citing a recording contract that Pete and her team claim is unconscionable. Pete has since asked a Texas judge to rule Traumazine as satisfying the terms of her contract with the label.

“Over the past two (2) years, Pete and 1501 shared a long and tortured history of disputes with each other concerning Pete’s recording agreement, including the unconscionability of the agreement in its original form, as well as disputes concerning the release of Pete’s music,” the statement reads, according to PEOPLE.

While 1501 Certified claimed in a countersuit that Pete’s 2021 EP Something For the Hotties did not fulfill the “Minimum Recording Commitment” due to including archival material and spoken interludes, along with being released shortly after her 2020 debut album Good News. Pete’s team alleges that the Houston label is attempting to “take advantage” of the rapper.

“1501’s new position, taken months after the album’s release, is clearly a ruse in an effort to try to take further advantage of Pete, at great expense and in bad faith,” the complaint continues.

Legendary Houston music executive J. Prince caught wind of Pete’s lawsuit and went to Instagram to give his support to Crawford in a lengthy post, even alleging that the former MLB player “discovered, developed and fully financed” Pete early in her career.


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“For years we have stood by quietly as MTS and her mgmt at Roc Nation has lied about Carl Crawford and his 1501 label,” he wrote. “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.

“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.”

J. Prince continued, “Any attempt by MTS or RN to portray a contract that provides a new unknown artist with 40% of the label’s PROFITS as unconscionable or unfair is blatantly false and contrary to the customs or norms in the music industry.

“In fact, we have seen several RN contracts and RN pays its new artists a customary royalty that is significantly less than the 40% of PROFITS that 1501 agreed to pay Megan.”

Pete fought back against J. Prince’s defense of Carl, opening up about her late mother’s uncertainty about 1501 Certified Entertainment before her passing in March 2019.

The Traumazine rapper also told fans that she’d soon tour, previously not wanting to while signed to 1501 Certified Entertainment.

Pete concluded with a final clap back, alluding to finalizing her lawsuit against 1501 Entertainment.


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