Megan Thee Stallion Resolves Legal Battle with 1501 Certified Entertainment.
In a significant development, Megan Thee Stallion and 1501 Certified Entertainment have put an end to their protracted legal dispute that spanned three years. Attorneys representing the rapper’s former record label recently revealed that both parties have “mutually reached a confidential settlement.”
The joint statement also expressed the satisfaction of both Megan and 1501 in bringing this matter to a close, allowing them to focus on the next chapter of their respective businesses. Carl Crawford, the President of 1501, extended his best wishes to Megan Thee Stallion for her life and career.
The legal wrangle began in 2020 when the “Hot Girl Summer” sensation accused the record company of trapping her in an “unconscionable” contract signed in 2018. Megan stated that it wasn’t until she entered into a management agreement with Roc Nation in 2019 that she fully comprehended the limitations of her existing deal.
The dispute escalated with several legal skirmishes. Megan filed a lawsuit, asserting that 1501 refused to recognize her 2021 project “Something for Thee Hotties” as an official album, a crucial matter as her contract mandated three album releases. In response, the record label countered that the project fell short of this requirement because it contained just 29 minutes of original material.
In December 2022, a judge ruled that a jury trial would be necessary to resolve the matter, but this trial was indefinitely postponed.
Despite these legal challenges, Megan Thee Stallion has maintained her focus on the future. In a recent Instagram Live session, she revealed that she is currently operating independently, financing her endeavors through “Motherf**kin’ Hot Girl Productions.” She expressed her excitement about this new independent phase, harkening back to her early days when it was just her and her mother. She also hinted at the possibility of signing with a new label.
Additionally, Megan teased her fans with social media posts containing the words “Act One,” hinting at the prospect of upcoming music projects.