Megan Thee Stallion has been given permission to take her former record label 1501 Certified Entertainment to trial by a Texas choose.
The label filed paperwork on March 11 asking Judge Robert Schaeffer to order the case to be determined by a single arbitrator however, earlier this week, the movement was denied, which means it’s now heading towards a public trial.
Megan’s lawyer Richard Busch instructed Billboard: “We are obviously very happy with the court’s decision and look forward to litigating this case.” Crawford and 1501 have but to remark, however have beforehand accused her of a “systematic breach of her contractual obligations”.
The lawsuit, which was filed in early March, alleged that Megan had solely been paid $15,000 by the label, regardless of producing an estimated $7 million by way of observe downloads and streams. It requested for her “unconscionable” recording contract to be voided.
In courtroom papers, Megan stated she had been “attacked and threatened” on social media after signing with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation for administration in September 2019, and claimed that Crawford and 1501 Certified Entertainment are behind the assaults.
Specifically, she claimed that they had been behind the posting and distribution of her mug shot from an arrest some 5 years in the past. Another 1501 producer allegedly threatened her with bodily hurt.
The rapper was granted a short lived restraining order towards the label’s CEO Carl Crawford in early March after she claimed the label was preventing her from releasing new music.
As a end result, she was able to share her debut album ‘Suga’ shortly afterwards, which featured Kehlani and Gunna.
On the discharge of the brand new tracks, she stated: “FACTS ARE FACTS AND THE FACTS ARE PUBLIC ‼️ I’m extremely pleased that 1501 and Carl Crawford were denied the request to dissolve the Court order and try to stop my music from being released.”
“I will stand up for myself and won’t allow two men to bully me, I am NO ONES PROPERTY,” she continued. “Y’all are choosing to highlight the issue of music splits…talk about everything else. This has nothing to do with anyone else including JAY-Z, stop deflecting and trying to make this a publicity stunt.”