Megan Thee Stallion alleged the independent label she first signed to 1501 Records, was holding up the release of her new music. She also claimed that she was only paid $15,000 after making the label about $7 million from streams.
The Houston rapper also claims she has been “attacked and threatened on social media,” by the label’s CEO, Carl Crawford’s people.
Crawford spoke to Billboard and denied all the claims in the rapper’s lawsuit. “She just has so many holes in her story, and it’s almost on some delusional type stuff. The bubble of Hollywood and her eight million followers has really clouded her head because the stuff that she’s saying is not true. It’s a whole lie,” he said. He explained that “everybody in the industry” is aware of Jay-Z and Roc Nation’s tactics. ‘Hey come in, the find the smallest things wrong with the problem — because there weren’t any problems before she left’ — and then she says that I didn’t want to negotiate?”
The former baseball player also said the closest people on Megan Thee Stallion’s team at the time were the ones who drew the contract, which also gave her rights to her masters.
“Their real plan was to get you out of my contract so they can sign you to Roc Nation. That’s all they want to do. We gave this girl a 60-40 split. Now go ask the artist about that. She got parts of her masters [the] first time. You think Jay-Z would have gave her part of her masters on her first deal with Roc Nation? F–k no. Then, she’s getting $100,000 a show and she don’t want to pay up. That’s what the issue was about. She signed with Roc Nation in August and decided she didn’t wanna pay me no more,” he said.
Check out the full interview here.