Megan Thee Stallion Has Problems with Record Label 1501 & Claims She Can't Release New Music

Olowokandi Fiyin
Mar 04, 2020
07:20 P.M.
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Mainstream act, Megan Thee Stallion, is presently going through hassles with her record Label, 1501, due to some discrepancies in her contract.


Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is voicing out after she discovered some hitches in her contract with record label, 1501.

Megan Thee Stallion speaks onstage at the BET Hip Hop Awards 2019 at Cobb Energy Center on October 5, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images


The "Hot Girl Summer" crooner laid it bare in an Instagram live video where she gave fans the nitty-gritty of the issue.

...following Megan's outcry about being restricted from releasing her movie, several hashtags like #FreeMeg and #FreeTheeStallion have been trending...


Apparently, the rapper won't be allowed to release new music due to some terms in her contract, which she had no idea about.

In a photo shared on Twitter, Megan is seen wearing a yellow jacket with her hair styled in a neat updo.

She held on to a lollipop, perhaps to calm her nerves as she is seen trying to fight back the tears as intervals.



Megan told fans that when she signed, she had no idea what the contract really entailed while pointing out that she was inexperienced at the time as she was twenty years old. 

The dispute with 1501 started after she informed her management that she wants a renegotiation.

According to TMZ, Megan got wind of the unsatisfactory term in her contract after Jay-Z's Roc Nation started managing her and pointed out the clause. In her live video, she referred to the clause as a result of greed 



BBC shares that following Megan's outcry about being restricted from releasing her movie, several hashtags like #FreeMeg and #FreeTheeStallion have been trending in a bid to thwart the inconvenient contract. 

The sordid issue of record labels and artists pathing ways in non-amicable manners have been on for a long time. 

Artists like Nadia Rose, Juicy J, and Frank Ocean, among others, have all been saddled in this problem.


Late superstar, Prince met the same fate with his record label, and during his acceptance speech at the 2000's Soul Train Awards, the star sent a strong message to his fellow musicians. He told the audience: 

"As long as you're signed to a contract, you will take a minority share of the winnings."

Daily Mail shares that presently, Megan has wasted no time in filing a lawsuit against 1501's boss, Carl Crawford.

In the wake of this, a Harris County Judge granted a temporary restraining order, which will allow her to put out her soon-to-be-released song.