The record industry has been known to be shady and has a history of artists complaining about unfair contracts and business practices for decades.
Although we are in the “information age”, there still seems to be a problem with new artists getting stung by the big wigs of the game.
Megan Thee Stallion has been the latest rapper to dispute her music label over what she feels has been unfair treatment. On Monday (March 2), a Texas federal judge granted Meg a temporary restraining order against both Crawford and 1501 ordering they “do nothing to prevent the release, distribution, and sale of [Megan] Pete’s new records.”
In a new interview with Billboard, Crawford admitted he didn’t think she was serious.
“She just has so many holes in her story, and it’s almost on some delusional type stuff,” he said. “The bubble of Hollywood and her eight million followers has really clouded her head, because the stuff that she’s saying is not true. It’s a whole lie. Nothing is true that she said. Me being greedy and taking money from her, that’s crazy. I never tried to take nothing from her. The only thing we ever did was give, give, give. Now, she fell for the oldest trick in the industry: the conquer and divide theme.”
Crawford went on to explain that he is not a greedy executive withholding Megan to a slave contract. “They want to make it look like I’m greedy? No, they’re trying to keep me out of everything. She keeps saying, ‘Them niggas over there negotiated my contract.’ Them niggas are sitting right next to her. T. Farris is the one. Her mom did the contract. I’m new to the business. I let this guy T. Farris run my whole business because I knew absolutely nothing about it. Zero.
“So he wrote your contract up. I didn’t do it. They want to make a big deal about it. We signed a deal. Honor your contract and let’s just keep doing business how we been doing and everything is fine. Nobody is trying to rob you.”
Megan Thee Stallion does not agree obviously and it will be interesting to see where all this leads to in the following weeks.
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