Megan Thee Stallion has reportedly filed to dismiss her ongoing lawsuit against 1501 Certified Entertainment, her former label and Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince. The Houston rapper filed the suit in March of 2020, accusing the label of blocking her from releasing new music. Possibly due to her wanting to renegotiate what she saw as an unfair contract.
Megan’s side of the story
“When I signed, I didn’t really know what was in my contract,” Meg said in an Instagram livestream. “I was young. I was like 20. I ain’t know everything that was in that contract. So when I got with Roc Nation, I got management-real management. I got real lawyers and they was like, ‘Did you know that this is in your contract?”
In spite of this, 1501’s CEO Carl Crawford dismissed the allegations at the time, saying, “It’s a whole lie. Nothing is true that she said. Me being greedy and taking money from her, that’s crazy. I never tried to take nothing from her. The only thing we ever did was give, give, give.”
Regardless, Megan was granted a restraining order against the label to prevent them from stopping any further release of new music. In August of 2021, Megan was also granted permission from a court to release her remix of BTS’ Butter after 1501 prevented her from doing so.
Though as time went on, Crawford became more optimistic that he and Megan could put their differences aside. In a December 2021 interview, he said, “Like really, things always went left. We still don’t have a real reason why things went left. Everything is cool with her, like I said we wish her the best. We’re just going to keep doing our thing, 1501.”
A twist to the tale
The legal documents for the suit’s dismissal state, “Megan Pete hereby nonsuits all of the claims she has asserted in the above captioned lawsuit against 1501 Certified Entertainment, LLC, Carl Crawford and James Prince, without prejudice to the re-filing of the same.”
In response, Crawford reacted to the news on Tuesday with an Instagram post that included a caption saying, “Only the real [H] town can relate. Now tell ’em to run my bread dating all the way back from 2018.”
However, it seems the drama may not be over. Shortly after Crawford’s post, Megan had comments of her own in regards to the lawsuit’s status.
“This dude never know wtf is going on with his business,” she wrote. “The case that was dismissed against you was from when you wasn’t trying to let me drop music… you and 300 signed off and let me drop music so there is no case no more…we are most definitely STILL IN COURT and YOU STILL GETTING SUED BC YOU OWE ME MONEY!!!”
Megan has since deleted the post, but it seems the legal troubles may not be over just yet.
Written by Olan Bryant