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From Megan Thee Stallion To Ashanti, Here Are 7 Artists Who Have Been Vocal About The Business Behind The Music


In Megan Thee Stallion’s recent L.A. Leakers freestyle, one of its standout lines was: “Got my label mad, but them n-ggas got to pay me, aye.”

As previously reported by AfroTech, the Houston rapper’s battle with 1501 Certified Entertainment dates back to 2020. On IG Live, she shared that the label wasn’t allowing her to release new music because of her request to renegotiate a contract that she signed at the age of 20. She explained via Twitter that at the time she “didn’t understand some of the verbiage.”

About two years later, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment Carl Crawford filed a countersuit against her. He alleged Megan Thee Stallion didn’t fulfill her contractual obligations, and claimed the label was entitled to a cut from her sponsorships, endorsements, and other business deals.

After a two-year legal battle, Megan Thee Stallion may finally be freed. HYPEBEAST reported that her lawyers are reportedly arguing that “Something For Thee Hotties meets the requirements of an album — which, if so, would fulfill her contract.

“Y’all know I always have problems with dropping my music under this label, all these games and having to go to court just to put out my art has been so stressful,” she tweeted ahead of her latest album “Traumazine.“ “Thank you hotties for rocking with me through the bullsh-t WE ALMOST OUT. LETS STAY FOCUSED AND RUN THIS LAST ONE UP.”



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