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In a statement to PEOPLE, the CEO of the record label extended their best wishes to Megan for all her upcoming ventures.
Megan Thee Stallion’s legal dispute with her former record label has concluded. 1501 Certified Entertainment announced in a statement shared on social media that they have privately settled their legal disputes, with PEOPLE confirming that the resolution favored Megan.
In a statement to PEOPLE, 1501 Certified Entertainment CEO Carl Crawford expressed his satisfaction with the resolution, stating, “I’m pleased to announce that Megan and I have come to an agreement to resolve our legal differences. Throughout this process, we’ve both grown and evolved, and we’ve decided to part ways amicably. I’m content with the outcome and have faith in the future of 1501.”
The CEO also extended gratitude to the supporters of both Megan and 1501 Certified, emphasizing the importance of reconciliation for the betterment of the hip-hop and pop culture scenes. He expressed his honor at having been part of Megan’s artistic journey and wished her the best in all her future endeavors.
In October, the artist known for “Savage,” who is 28 years old, revealed that she is self-funding her upcoming project and currently has no plans to enter into a new record label agreement.
She expressed her enthusiasm for embarking on an independent venture, noting, “I’m thrilled to be taking this independent path for the first time, just me and my mother. I’m excited because it’s a solo effort this time around. I’ll consider signing with a new label in the future, but for now, I want to handle it on my own.” This decision stems from her ongoing legal dispute with her previous record label, which began early in her career.
In March 2020, she shared on an Instagram Live session that her former label was hindering her from releasing new music. She commented, “I’ve noticed the things that my previous team has been saying about me, and I can’t help but think, ‘Why don’t you just tell them why you’re upset? Are you upset because I refuse to be submissive and accept unfavorable terms, and you’re unwilling to renegotiate my contract?'”
Following the acquisition of a temporary restraining order against the record company and its CEO, she successfully launched a nine-track EP titled “Suga.” In August 2022, she sought $1 million in compensation from the label after they contended that her albums, “Something for Thee Hotties” and “Traumazine,” had met the stipulations of her contract, which they had deemed “unconscionable.”
Official court documents, as previously reported by PEOPLE, revealed that the record label argued that “Something for Thee Hotties” did not meet their criteria for an “album” and did not fulfill her “Minimum Recording Commitment.”
The problems persisted into November 2022 when she accused the record label of attempting to obstruct the American Music Awards from featuring her song “Her” for promotional purposes.
In response, the artist behind “Hot Girl Summer” secured a temporary restraining order that prohibited the label from obstructing the use of her music and mandated that they refrain from interfering with her ability to utilize, license, and promote her music for promotional content related to the AMAs.