Carl Crawford’s label 1501 Licensed Leisure fired again at Megan Thee Stallion saying she owes the label hundreds of thousands and never the opposite method round.
Megan Thee Stallion’s Label has filed a response to her amended declare, which seeks $1 million in damages from the Houston-based label. Carl Crawford-led 1501 Licensed Leisure has listed a number of new allegations in opposition to the rapper, together with that she owes them hundreds of thousands and that she continues to be contractually sure as she has not launched the required variety of “albums” underneath the contract.
The label says Megan owes “Many hundreds of thousands” to it and that her newest submitting is “baseless.” Final week, Megan Thee Stallion‘s legal professional moved to the court docket to file the amended declare for damages because it seeks to have the court docket carry the matter to an finish to launch Megan from her contract with 1501 Ent.
“Over the previous two (2) years, Pete and 1501 shared a protracted and tortured historical past of disputes with one another regarding Pete’s recording settlement, together with the unconscionability of the settlement in its unique kind, in addition to disputes in regards to the launch of Pete’s music,” Megan’s newest file learn.
“The 2 have been capable of resolve among the disputes by way of the issuance of a number of short-term restraining orders in opposition to Defendants from this Court…however a brand new dispute has arisen requiring additional help from the Court,” her grievance mentioned.
The “Wap” rapper mentioned that the label has didn’t acknowledge that Megan’s contract has ended and that they’re nonetheless disputing that she owes them yet another album.
“1501’s new place, taken months after the album’s launch, is clearly a ruse in an effort to attempt to take additional benefit of Pete, at nice expense and in dangerous religion,” the grievance continued.
On Friday, 1501’s response claimed credit score for locating and creating Megan’s expertise and being chargeable for the success she is having fun with.
“1501 is the document firm that found MTS and signed her in 2018, again earlier than she was the success she is now, and when no different document labels had been enthusiastic about signing her,” the corporate mentioned. “As quickly as she turned a star, MTS determined that she now not wanted 1501 or Carl Crawford, so she has pursued baseless authorized actions in an try to get out of her legitimate contractual obligations.”
The label can also be sustaining that Megan’s 2021 mission ‘One thing for Thee Hotties’ will not be an “album.” Megan Thee Stallion should produce three albums underneath her 1501 document deal. An album within the contract is outlined as a 45-minute mission, however regardless of the mission being 45 minutes, the label is disputing that monologues and speak time ought to be discounted, which would depart the rest at 29 minutes of unique materials.
“MTS has sued for a declaratory judgment that “One thing for Thee Hotties,” which was launched in October 2021, can also be an album. It’s not, and MTS should nonetheless ship yet another album underneath her contracts. First, “One thing for Thee Hotties” plainly doesn’t represent an “album” underneath the events’ agreements. “One thing for Thee Hotties” is made up of 21 recordings and consists of spoken interlude recordings on which MTS doesn’t seem in addition to a number of previously-released recordings. It was not unique materials and included freestyles accessible on YouTube and archival materials from way back to 2019. The result’s that the overall length of recent recordings that includes MTS is barely 29 minutes lengthy.”
The label seems to complement its argument through the use of descriptions of press experiences which consult with
‘Traumazine’ as her “sophomore” album.
The corporate additionally denied wrongdoing or that it has held again monies rightfully belonging to Megan.
“300 Leisure handles the manufacturing and advertising and marketing bills. 300 Leisure then collects the cash from MTS’s document gross sales and deducts these bills earlier than paying the steadiness to 1501. 1501 then retains the quantity it’s entitled to underneath the contracts and pays any steadiness to MTS after exercising its contractual proper to offset any quantities MTS owes it from quantities MTS is due. The complete course of as between MTS and 1501 is clear,” the doc learn.
The label additional mentioned that 300 Leisure is being audited to see that the monies deducted for bills are correct. It did add that if it seems that 300 improperly deducted cash, then Megan will get what she is due after 1501 collects its share.
“To the extent the audit reveals that 300 Leisure improperly deducted sure bills and thus owes extra royalties, these extra royalties could be shared by 1501 and MTS per the phrases of the Settlement Settlement—in different phrases, any quantities recovered underneath the audit of 300 Leisure would profit not solely MTS but additionally 1501,” it added.
A date a call has not been given, and Megan and her attorneys have responded to the newest submitting from 1501 Licensed Ent.