Megan Thee Stallion markedly hit the stage at Los Angeles’ Pride in the Park this weekend. While she was happy to twerk up a storm for the LGBTQ community, her mind was riddled with legal woes. The Houston native is gearing up to face off against 1501 Certified Entertainment, her former label, in court. However, a recent deposition sent to head Carl Crawford from MTS’ attorneys has reportedly been declined.
According to documents obtained by Radar Online, Crawford and 1501 have filed a motion which denies employing Darien Smith at the label. They do have a working relationship, though Smith is reportedly an independent contractor who manages one of their artists but is otherwise not affiliated with Carl’s company. In addition, the 1501 leader pointed out that the deposition seemingly confuses “Darien Smith” and “Darrian Smith”
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“The label said it has never refused ‘to produce a corporate representative’ to testify regarding its publishing claim. Instead, 1501 has repeatedly asked [Megan’s] counsel to articulate what testimony [Megan] is seeking so that it might present an appropriate witness,” Radar Online reported earlier this week. It seems the next steps will be for the “Big Ole Freak” artist’s lawyers to personally subpoena “Darien Smith,” seeing as he’s not employed at Thee Stallion’s former label.
While the latest update in her legal battle is surely an annoying one, the southern superstar didn’t let it get in the way of her set on Friday (June 9) night. Her stage costume had her shining bright like a diamond while dancing along to hits like “Body” and “WAP,” all while the crowd proudly cheered her on. She may not have plans to release new music anytime soon, but Thee Hotties are still showing out loudly and proudly in support of their coach.
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