Megan Thee Stallion fans, affectionately called #Hotties, are breathing sighs of relief after a judge denied her record label’s latest attempt to block the release of her new project, ‘Suga’ (due March 6).
As we previously reported, Carl Crawford – CEO of Stallion’s label home (1501 Certified Entertainment) – took to the courts to reverse the ‘Hot Girl Summer’ hitmaker’s temporary restraining order against him and the imprint. The move allowed her to release music without his consent, despite the approval clause being a condition in her contract.
Announced yesterday, the musical effort – ‘Suga’ – will hit digital shelves on March 6 and was preceded by the top 40 hit, ‘B.I.T.C.H.’
Megan’s moves have also landed her on the radar of J. Prince, who consults with 1501 Certified Entertainment. Taking to Instagram, he not only slammed the rapstress but also Jay-Z and Roc Nation. See his stinging post below:
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BREAKING NEWS ALERT ‼️Houston we have a problem Megan, along with Roc Nation Employee Geetanjali Grace Lyer decided to include my name in a lawsuit wrapped around lies and stupidity. We gone get this shit straight. – – Now let’s deal with the root of this issue. The root is a familiar one for me coming from a successful independent record labels perspective. We as independent record labels make many sacrifices along with our artists. After we do all the hard work together with artists, it’s a known fact that major record labels and established managers attempt to poach the fruits of our labor. – – One of the first things they do is criticize the deal that raised that artist from the dead. These record labels and managers don’t want shit to do with these artists until the hard work, risk, sacrifices, and resources have been spent by the little guys. This is the same technique of the culture vultures. I didn’t allow this to happen to me when New York and LA record labels attempted to take my artists- so they labeled me as malicious for fighting back. I didn’t allow it then so I damn sure ain’t gonna allow it to happen to 1501 Records or any of the other independent record labels that I’m associated with. – – For the record we have no problem with negotiating with Megan but we do have a problem with dictators. I find it very interesting that Roc Nation would allow their employee to sign an affidavit and statement full of slanderous lies on my methods of doing business when we have partnered together on several occasions. I don’t think Jay Z is aware of this but only time will tell. – – Megan even though she signed an affidavit, talked down, and lied in court documents on me… I understand how lawyers brainwash artist to milk them of funds in lawsuits that they know they can’t win. Megan seems to be a perfect candidate for self destruction. Any artist in the music industry will testify that a 40% profit share is a great deal especially for an unestablished artist that til this day has never delivered an album. – – To end this I give credit to where credit is due. Megan along with her mother, who evidently could read (God rest her soul), negotiated a good deal.
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