Megan Thee Stallion took to Instagram Live to air out her frustrations with label 1501 Entertainment, claiming that her desire for contract renegotiations has forbidden her from dropping any new material from her forthcoming project SUGA.
The “B.I.T.C.H.” rapper explained that the complications of her 1501 Entertainment contract was brought up by her management over at Roc Nation. “I was like 20, and I didn’t know everything that was in that contract. So when I got with Roc Nation, I got management — real management — and real lawyers. They were like, ‘Do you know that this is in your contract?’ And I was like, ‘Oh, damn, that’s crazy — no, I didn’t know,” she said in her livestream.
“I wasn’t upset. I’m thinking in my head, ‘everybody cool, we all cool, we family, it’s cool, it’s nice. Soon as I said, ‘I want to renegotiate my contract,’ everything went left. It all went bad. It all went left,” she continued. “So now they tellin’ a b*tch she can’t drop no music. It’s really just, like, a greedy game.”
Meg adds that while she’s the type of person to avoid confrontation, she’s more than ready to stand up for herself, “I’m not a greedy person. I’m not a person that likes confrontation. I’m not a person that’s a b*tch. I work with everybody, and I’m nice, and I’m real family-oriented… I see the sh*t that camp be saying about me, and I be like, ‘Damn — since you got so much to say, why you just won’t tell ‘em why you mad? You mad because I don’t want to roll over and bow down like a little b*tch and you don’t want to renegotiate my contract.”
Fans on Twitter rallied in solidarity of the Houston star, using the hashtags #FREEMEG and #FREETHESTALLION to show their support. Some users suggested that the rapper drop music on SoundCloud as a form of retaliation, while some fired shots at 1501 for “using” her as the face of their label without giving her proper compensation or any leverage.