Wednesday, March 04, 2020

Carl Crawford Blames Jay Z and Roc Nation for Rift with Meghan Thee Stallion


Last week Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion accused her record label of preventing her from releasing new music after refusing to renegotiate her contract [click here if you missed that].

1501 Records CEO, former pro baseball player Carl Crawford, claims his relationship with Meg was fine until she signed with Roc Nation...

Crawford tells Billboard Magazine,
"Everybody in the industry knows this is what Jay-Z and Roc Nation do: They come in, the find the smallest things wrong with the problem -- because there weren't any problems before she left -- and then she says that I didn't want to negotiate? Ok, tell everybody your definition of negotiating. Your definition is, "OK. I'm going to send Suge Knight's old lawyers to come in, and it's a stick-up...'" Of course, I'm like, "This isn't a negotiation. This is a robbery."
"They want to make it look like I'm greedy? No, they're trying to keep me out of everything. She keeps saying, 'Them n---as over there negotiated my contract.' Them n---as 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."

Read the full interview here

15 comments:

Rainy Dayz said...

If things happened how he says they did then yea she need to play her part. If the people she trusted fucked up on the contract she should say that.

Anonymous said...

But either way, the contract was egregious and she wanted out. You can't take 60% from your artist and not have everything on the books. He admitted he doesn't have a clue what he's doing. I do feel sorry for him though.

Anonymous said...

"Everybody in the industry knows this is what Jay-Z and Roc Nation do." FACTS!!

Anonymous said...

More proof JayZ is the devil in human form

Anonymous said...

^^^how can you say the contract was egregious...do you know where the 60% is coming from? Sales? Touring? Merch? Appearances? Do you know the duration of these terms? Is there a ceiling or ongoing? You saw 60% and ran with that without FACTORING in other revenue streams.
Meagan needs a lesson in communication bcuz Carl seems like the type that would be flexible unkike them strude label execs...Hell he's admitting he was green & he's been on the other side of the table when he was a player. I believe Roc Nation, Jay, Lyorr& Kevin Lyles got in her ear, threw her some bones & gas'd her up. When all.she had to do was take them offers thatbwas on table back to Carl and say Can you do better? Let's renegotiate?

R in NYC said...

I believe Carl 100%.
We all know what a snake Gay Z is.

Tippie Hippie said...

I believe him as well, but I ain't neva been a Megan fan soooo...

NiyabinghiWerewolfObeahWoman said...

Jay Z ain't going to be much better.

Anonymous said...

Nobody should sign to RN unless you wanna sit on a shelf. Take a gander at their artist and who they manage and see for yourself.

Anonymous said...

Megan lays out the most outrageous terms of her contract. For instance, she claims the deal calls for 1501 Certified to get 60% of her recording income. The remaining 40% goes to her, but she has to use that to pay engineers, mixers and featured artists who work on the songs. She also says her live gigs currently benefit the label more than her.

Carl says:”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”.
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Talking about Jayz, Nigga pot met kettle!! The reason he is now trying to weasel his way out of accepting blame for the writing it up is because, "it was a shitty ass, finger fucked contract, the kind that Jigga has used and TLC signed with Pebbles". That being said, Megan was a legal adult, mentally sane enough to sign a legally binding contract, did not sign it under dire distress nor brought her own lawyer to go over it with her.

Anonymous said...

^^^then should couldve renegotiated expenses, percentages or whatever ekse she just learned from Roc...If all fails in the negotiations then lash out publicly. Meg didn't handle her biz then & it looks like she's not handling ot to well now...

Anonymous said...

LOL. Carl putting her real age out there "you were 23 when you signed the contract 5 years ago". LOL

Anonymous said...

@1:13

Megan the Transhorse is a huge slut. So if she can't afford certain producers and engineers, then I know she would be more than happy to fuck for some tracks. Most pop stars do it these days. She needs to ask her label mate Rihanna how to use pussy to get to the top since she's an expert at it.

Megan is desperate for fame. She's very hard on the eyes without makeup but she has a huge butt and breasts and low self esteem, so she's doing whatever it takes to be some worshipped goddess to compensate for a busted face---much like Teyana Taylor.

Unknown said...

Didn’t her mother make the contract before she died??? That’s what others are saying on other blogs.

ZiZip said...

@1:13 & 4:40 PM .
My question is...
Why can't we do better by each other ?
A few % points can equal a whole Heap of money so that one thing on the initial deal but...
Why do repeat what massa showed us how they thought we should be treated in business? That YT girl Billy English will never see this type of Fuckery. She was gifted 5 Grammys and has a discography count of what ? We need to treat each other better.
We can all eat good and sleep with a Good conscience.
Most are Hellbound and may not care.
I do.
RT.
~1~

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