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Megan Thee Stallion wowed fans on Sunday night as she pulled out all the stops for her performances during the virtual BET Awards.

The buxom 25-year-old rapper took inspiration from the Mad Max films for her incredible 4-minute video, in which she performed renditions of her hits "Girls In The Hood" and "Savage."

Dressed in a leather bralet and matching bottoms, with knee-high boots and a spiked bolero, the curvaceous star made an impressive entrance on a quad bike as she was joined by similarly clad dancers for the desert dance-off.

After concluding "Girls In The Hood", Megan and her bodacious crew jumped on their quad bikes to travel to their second destination - a stage set up from scaffolding in the middle of the desert.

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From there, Megan ditched her cover-up as she twerked, jiggled and danced her way through the eye-popping choreography, before the video concluded with the voluptuous rapper riding through the landscape on a spiky throne being driven by a masked man.

"Thank you BET," a thrilled Megan smiled as she finished her performance, which had been viewed more than 300,500 times on BET's YouTube page as WENN went to press.

Megan had another reason to celebrate on Sunday night, as she also took home the trophy for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist.

The award is the latest sign that Megan's fame is still on the rise. But despite her growing success, the young star won't stop her studies at Texas Southern University - where she's working on a bachelor's degree - as a tribute to her mom Holly Thomas, who died in March 2019 after battling brain cancer.

"I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud," Megan told People magazine. "My grandmother that's still alive used to be a teacher, so she's on my butt about finishing school. I'm doing it for me, but I'm also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today."
 

 

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Megan Thee Stallion (right) and Jasmine Sanders were among the celebrities attending Trans Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles on Sunday. The 25-year-old lesbian rapper rocked rainbow colored hair weave. Black Twitter is unhappy that transgender activists are piggybacking onto Black Lives Matter protests.
 

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Migos rapper Quavo and his girlfriend Saweetie stepped out for a romantic dinner date in Beverly Hills at Mastros Restaurant in Beverly Hills on Sunday. Both were spotted wearing face masks during the Covid-19 outbreak.
 


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Tiffany Haddish and Common took their romance to the streets of Los Angeles to participate in protests over the weekend. Tiffany, 40, and Common, 48, began dating last year after he dumped CNN political analyst Angela Rye.
 

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Joakim Noah and supermodel Lais Ribeiro are the cutest couple. They looked casual while dining out at Nobu Malibu with their family.

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A 5-year-old boy and a woman drowned in the backyard swimming pool of former Los Angeles Dodgers star Carl Crawford.

Crawford was hosting a small gathering of 6 people at his Houston home when the accident occurred. The boy was swimming alone in the pool when he began to show signs of distress underwater.

A woman who jumped into the pool to rescue the boy struggled to resurface.

Crawford, 38, dived into the pool and managed to pull them out. Both victims were unresponsive by the time medics arrived at the scene.

They were pronounced dead at Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. The woman and the boy, identified as Bethany Lartigue and Kasen Hersi, were unrelated to each other.

The boy's mother was at work at the time of the incident.

Friends paid tribute to Lartigue, who played for a professional women's football league.

"Our hearts are heavy. We know you have found eternal peace. Your soul touched us all! You were our solider, teammate, friend & SISTER!

We will retire the #4 in your honor! You are #4EVEROURHERO," they wrote on Instagram.
 

A Houston Police Department source said no charges will be filed against Crawford. The deaths will be classified as accidental drownings.

In March, a Texas judge denied a motion filed by Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment, to lift a temporary restraining order preventing him from blocking Megan Thee Stallion's new music release.

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Crawford dated reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada. They welcomed a son together and had plans to marry before breaking off their engagement.

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Did you really think Jay-Z would let Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj beat his wife, Beyonce, to the top of the Billboard chart?

Doja and Nicki made history this week when their remix "Say So" raced to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart, easily defeating Beyonce and newcomer Megan Thee Stallion's "Savage" remix.

Billboard is now investigating an anonymous tip that Doja and Nicki may have purchased illegitimate streams from fans outside the US.

Tweets have surfaced about fans using VPN's (Virtual Private Networks) to make it seem like they are in the US when they are not.

If true, @DojaCat & @NickiMinaj's long awaited #1 will be taken from them and removed from the charts, making Beyonce and Megan No. 1.

Coincidentally, Jay-Z was accused of falsifying streams for his TIDAL streaming app.

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Doja Cat and Nicki Minaj pulled a huge upset over Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion by beating them to the top of the Billboard chart.

The duo scored their first number one on the Billboard Hot 100 with their remix "Say So".

Neither artist has ever topped the chart before and their collaboration kept Megan Thee Stallion and Beyonce's remix "Savage" from reaching No. 1.

Doja Cat's track wasn't even in the top five a week ago, but Minaj's remix dropped on May 1st and led to a surge in sales.

Minaj dropped a scathing diss about Beyonce that pushed "Say So" out ahead of "Savage".

"Why you talkin' 'bout who body fake? With all them fillers in your face, you just full of hate. That real ass ain't keep your nigga home. Now you're lookin silly, that's word to silicone..."

Speculation ran rampant that Nicki was dissing either Beyonce or talk TV guru Wendy Williams in the remix. But Nicki cleared the air by taking to Instagram and posting: "The line ain't about Wendy tho #SaySoRemix."

In other music news, The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" falls to three on the new Hot 100, while Drake's "Toosie Slide" and Roddy Ricch's "The Box" round out the top five.

Meanwhile, Drake has tied Madonna's record for the most Hot 100 top 10s of all-time with "Pain 1993", which features Playboi Carti. The track debuts at No. 7 on the new Hot 100 countdown and becomes his 38th top 10 track.
 

 

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Beyonce's new bestie, rapper Megan Thee Stallion made headlines on the blogs yesterday when she accidentally exposed her g-string while struggling to fit into a pair of jeans.

Megan, 25, posted the struggle pictures on Instagram. She captioned the images: "If you don't jump to put jeans on baby you don't feel my pain."

While Megan is celebrated more for her ample curves than her music, old photos from her college days seem to suggest she wasn't born that way.

One photo of Megan posing in a maroon college blazer shows no evidence of the voluptuous curves she will later be celebrated for. Another photo shows Megan minus the massive buttocks or ample breasts.

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The photos suggest the aspiring rapper may have purchased her various body parts over the years.

There's no shame in her game. Megan's bestie, Beyonce, is also known for purchasing body parts back in the day.

One could argue that everything on Beyonce's body was purchased at one time or another.

Beyonce, who is pushing 40, hopped on the remix to Megan's banger "Savage," which currently sits at #4 on Billboard's Hot 100 chart.

Megan recently signed a management deal with Jay-Z after battling her record label, 1501 Entertainment, to let her out of her contract.

Sandrarose.com gave the remix an impressive 3.5 out of 5 rating.
 


 

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Beyonce honored her bestie and "Savage" collaborator Megan Thee Stallion's late mom on Sunday, May 30, - after the rapper shared a heartfelt post on what would have been her mom's birthday.

The "Hot Girl Summer" rapper's mother, Holly Thomas, died in March, 2019, after battling a brain tumor.

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In an emotional post on Instagram, the aspiring rapper posted a mother and daughter portrait from when Megan was a baby. She captioned the image: "Happy birthday mama I miss you everyday!

"I know you're watching over me rooting for me and keeping me going. I don't have you physically here telling me what I should do so I've been trying to figure it out on my own remembering all the advice and lessons you've taught me before. You are such a strong woman and I promise to make you proud and be one too! We love you Holly."

After sharing the post, Beyonce, who has formed an unusually close bond with the rumored lesbian rapper, also paid tribute to Holly.

Sharing the same photo on her website, the mother-of-three simply wrote: "Honoring Holly."

The rap music star recently confessed she's determined to finish school "for the women who made me who I am today."

She told PEOPLE: "I want to get my degree because I really want my mom to be proud. She saw me going to school before she passed... My grandmother that's still alive used to be a teacher, so she's on my butt about finishing school. I'm doing it for me, but I'm also doing it for the women in my family who made me who I am today."

The 2 besties donated all the proceeds from their "Savage" remix to benefit charities supporting healthcare workers in the stars' native Houston, Texas.
 

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Megan Thee Stallion teamed up with Houston native, Beyonce Knowles, for the remix of her track "Savage."

Pop singer Beyonce, who is pushing 40, holds her own against rap upstart Megan, 25, as both ladies exchange bars touting their savagery.

Beyonce raps:

    Please don't get me hype
    Write my name in ice
    Can't argue wit these lazy bitches
    I just raise my price

    I'm a boss, I'm a leader
    I pull up in my 2-seater
    And my mama was a savage
    N*gga, got this sh*t from Tina

 

The video artwork was created by artists who donated portions of their proceeds to benefit Bread Of Life COVID-19 Relief efforts in their hometown Houston.
 

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Rapper Meghan Thee Stallion has opened up about her alternate sexual lifestyle, revealing she likes girls.

The "Hot Girl Summer" hitmaker insists she's "not scared of the ladies" when it comes to intimacy, and she believes women should be able to explore their sexuality without judgment.

The rapper, who was born Megan Jovon Ruth Pete, has been the subject of lesbian rumors since before she released her first full-length album, Fever, on May 17, 2019.

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"I mean, you know I kissed a few girls before. We not scared of the ladies. It's all love," she tells British Vogue. "In real life, I'm really about what I be talking. Men are free to do what they want to do, date whoever they want to date and women should have the same options, without judgment."

While the Texas native has chosen to be candid about her personal life, she doesn't appreciate strangers commenting on her sexual lifestyle. Megan's gimmick is her sultry personality and all natural hot bod. She knows sex sells more records - to her male fans.

But her fans pulled Megan's lesbun card last year.

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"Sometimes people try to put you in a box, right, and they try to put their views on you and they try to make you behave how everybody in society feels you should behave.

"But this is my s**t! This is my body, my mouth, my lyrics, this is what I want to say, this is how I want to act. I really want people to stop caring about how other people want them to live and to start to live for themselves. Cos I'm living for myself and I'm doing d**n good with myself!"

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Megan Thee Stallion is just like you. The up-and-coming rapper is struggling to keep up with her college studies while juggling her tour schedule.

Megan paused for some retail therapy at the Coach Flagship Store amidst ongoing legal drama with her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment.

The "Hot Girl Summer" artist is in the midst of obtaining her degree in health administration at Texas Southern University, but finding the time to study while constantly on the road has proved to be a challenge.

"It's really hard," Megan admitted on daytime talk show "Strahan, Sara and Keke" on Wednesday.

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The 28-year-old knows she isn't the only working student, and she is determined to make the extra effort to graduate.

"School in general is hard," she shared. "I know my schedule is crazy because I'm on the road all the time and I'm rapping, but it's other women out there that are taking care of kids and working 9-to-5, graveyard shifts, so I know that a lot of people can relate to me.

"But when you're going to school and you're really dedicated and you really want it, you gon' figure out a way to make the time to do it."

Megan previously revealed she hopes to put her studies to good use and one day open her own assisted living facilities in her native Texas.

She is eager to hire her fellow classmates and others looking to break into the healthcare industry.

"When you first graduate from college it's really hard to get a job because nobody wants to hire you because you don't have any experience, so I really want my facilities to be (staffed by) some of my classmates and other kids that are just graduating from college that need jobs. Like, this could be your first job."

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Megan Thee Stallion dropped her much-anticipated album SUGA on Friday. The 28-year-old rapper also released the music video for her single "B.I.T.C.H.", which garnered 577K views on YouTube.

Despite a Texas judge warning him to clam up, Rap-A-Lot Records CEO J. Prince spoke out about Megan's contract dispute with her label.

J. Prince took to Instagram to share his thoughts about Megan's lawsuit against her boss Carl Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment.

Problems began when Megan signed a management deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation. In a tearful video she claimed 1501 wouldn't let her drop new music.

She won a small victory in court when a judge granted a restraining order against Crawford preventing him from blocking her music release.

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"We have no problem negotiating with Megan but we do have a problem with dictators," Prince said, referring to Jay-Z and Roc Nation, whom he accused of "poaching" artists from Houston record labels.

The 54-year-old music exec noted that Megan's behavior is reckless and she's heading for self-destruction.

"Megan seems to be a perfect candidate for self destruction," Prince writes. "Any artist in the music industry will testify that a 40% profit share is a great deal especially for an unestablished artist that til this day has never delivered an album."

In a follow-up to his original post, Prince wrote:

"To end this I give credit to where credit is due. Megan along with her mother, who evidently could read (God rest her soul), negotiated a good deal. I extended my hand to meet with Megan, T Farris, and team personally for further negotiations. Unfortunately it never happened even though we’re all in Houston, because she’s being controlled by the very people who started this shit. The homie Carl was an angel in Megan's eyes when he was spending hundreds of thousands investing in her career. Now that he’s helped her become a successful artist she stopped paying him his percentage and views him as the devil. I'm glad money don’t make me. I make money."

Megan responded to Prince's posts, saying, "I am no one's property!"

 

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A Texas judge has denied a motion filed by Carl Crawford's 1501 record label to lift Megan Thee Stallion's restraining preventing him from blocking her album release on Friday.

Crawford, CEO of 1501 Certified Entertainment, filed an emergency motion on Wednesday to dissolve a temporary restraining order preventing him from blocking her music release.

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The former Los Angeles Dodgers star argued that she had no right to take the label to court in the first place, because he still has an ironclad contract that she signed.

But District Court Judge Beau A. Miller denied Crawford's motion, leaving the restraining order in place.

The judge, who must have been swayed by Megan's ample ASSets, stated simply, "the album at issue may be dropped for distribution beginning March 6, 2020."

Judge Miller also turned his attention to music honcho J. Prince, who sent subtle threats to Jay-Z and Roc Nation via social media, putting them on notice that he won't tolerate them trying to shake down 1501.

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In an Instagram post on Wednesday, J. Prince called out New York labels for stealing artists, which he says is a common practice.

"This is the same technique of the culture vultures. I didn't allow this to happen to me when New York and LA record labels attempted to take my artists - so they labeled me as malicious for fighting back. I didn't allow it then so I damn sure ain't gonna allow it to happen to 1501 records or any other independent record labels that I'm associated with."

Prince addressed Megan directly for allegedly running to Roc Nation and turning against Crawford who put her on.

But the judge ordered J. Prince to refrain from making "threatening or retaliatory social media posts or threats against" Megan, her agents, or her representatives.

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The judge also slapped a gag order on Megan and Crawford, who both took to social media to air out their side in the grievance.

Both parties are prohibited from "communicating with the media concerning the underlying issues in this case without court approval."

In a tearful video on her Instagram stories on Sunday, Megan, whose real name is Megan Pete, complained the contract was one-sided and unfair when she signed it as a naive 20-year-old.

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But Crawford hit back, telling Billboard magazine that Megan is a fraud and a liar. He said she was not the innocent 20-year-old signing her first record deal.

He insists she was 23 when she signed, which makes her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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Megan Thee Stallion won a minor victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against her record label and its CEO, Carl Crawford, preventing him from blocking new music she plans to drop on Friday.

But Crawford is fighting back, and his 1501 Certified Entertainment wants an emergency court hearing on the matter.

According to TMZ, Crawford, 38, just filed a motion to dissolve the temporary restraining order. The label says she had no right to take them to court in the first place. He says he still has an ironclad contract in place that she signed. The judge must have been swayed by her heavenly body.

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In a tearful video on her Instagram stories on Sunday, Megan complained the contract was one-sided and unfair when she signed it as a naive 20-year-old.

But Crawford hit back, telling Billboard magazine that Megan is a fraud and a liar. He said she was not the innocent 20-year-old signing her first record deal.

He insists she was 23 when she signed, which makes her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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According to the court docs, obtained by TMZ, Crawford (pictured with ex-fiancee Evelyn Lozada) says Megan's contract is ironclad and he stipulates all disputes between her and the label must be handled in arbitration.

He also claims Megan is guilty of booking several gigs for $100,000 per gig without paying him his cut. And he is further annoyed that she plans to release new music on March 6 -- a violation of her contract.

In court docs, 1501 Certified says she can't drop new music without the label's approval, it's in her contract. Even if she wants out of the contract, it remains in place for now, and Crawford says he's exercising his contractual right to control distribution of her music.

He's demanding a hearing today in Harris County, Texas, so a judge can hear the label's side of the story before the music comes out on Friday.

Isaac Hayes' son, Isaac Hayes III, doubts Megan has the clout to prevail in her battle against her record label.

Issac also took a subtle dig at Jay-Z, who has a reputation for riding an artist's bandwagon when they're hot and popping.

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Former Major League Baseball star Carl Crawford is speaking out about his bitter contract dispute with rapper Megan Thee Stallion.

In an exclusive interview with Billboard magazine, Crawford said he hasn't spoken with his artist since August, and she owes him $2 million for his cut of her touring and merchandise proceeds.

Megan took to her Instagram stories on Sunday to tearfully vent about the unfair 360 contract she signed with Crawford's 1501 Certified Entertainment label.

"Nothing is true that she said. Me being greedy and taking money from her, that's crazy," Crawford tells Billboard. "I never tried to take nothing from her. The only thing we ever did was give, give, give.

"She's getting $100,000 a show and she don't want to pay up. That's what the issue was about. She signed with Roc Nation in August and decided she didn't wanna pay me no more."

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The up-and-coming rapper scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.

But despite the success of her record, she claimed that her label wouldn't allow her to drop any new music after she asked to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan won a legal victory in court on Monday when a Texas judge granted a restraining order against 1501 and its CEO, Crawford, preventing him from blocking the new music she plans to drop on Friday.

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The former Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder confessed he doesn't know the ins and outs of a recording contract. He trusted his business associate, T. Farris, and Megan's late mother, Holly Thomas, to write the contract for Megan.

"You mean to tell me, you, your mama and your lawyer didn't read over that stuff every time? Stop lying," he said.

"Her mom did the contract. I'm new to this business. I let this guy T. Farris run my whole business, because I knew absolutely nothing about it. Zero.

Crawford accused Megan of lying about her age (a common tactic in the music business). He said she was 23 when she signed with his label, which would make her 28 now, not 25 as she claims.

"You wasn't 20, you were 23 years old. You was a grown up. You're just a liar," Crawford said.

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Crawford disputed Megan's claim that she only received $10,000 up front when she signed her contract. Or that she only received $15,000 for a billion music streams.

He said Megan signed a second deal with 300 Entertainment and he received a check for $200,000, out of which he paid Megan $50,000.

"How she been paid $15,000? As soon as we signed to 300 [Entertainment], I wrote her a check for $50,000, and it's signed with her name on the check. We can show you the proof... I got all my receipts."

He said Megan and Farris signed a management deal with Jay-Z and Roc Nation, then sent goons to his office in Houston, Texas to intimidate him.

Crawford said he gave Megan a 60/40 deal that guarantees her 40% of her royalties. "What contract gives you parts of their masters and 40% royalties and that kind of stuff? Ask Jay-Z to pull one of his artists' first contracts, and let's compare it to what Megan got... I guarantee they won't ever show you that.

"They're holding the money, and they haven't paid me since August. She done over 15 shows. Y'all do the math. She gets $100,000 a show. She owe me, and I haven't recouped almost $2 million that we spent on her, building her up so that Roc Nation would wanna come."

He said Megan, Jay-Z and Roc Nation are taking food out of his children’s mouths.

"Where was Roc Nation at when we was grinding and riding around on them backstreets? Roc Nation's nowhere to be found. Soon as we spent our money, blow it up, now all of a sudden, these strangers and people you just met -- they introduce you to Beyonce and now we the devil?

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Crawford, 38, was once engaged to reality TV personality Evelyn Lozada, who gave birth to his son, Carl Leo Crawford, Jr, 6.

After Crawford was cut by the Dodgers in June 2016, he reportedly went into playboy mode, flying women out to his West Coast home and cheating shamelessly in front of the elder Lozada, 44.

The couple called off their engagement in August 2017 after dating for 4 years.

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Megan Thee Stallion is fed up with her record label jacking her around. The Instagram model says certain execs at her record label, 1501 Certified Entertainment, have a rep for "bullying and strong-armed tactics," with their artists.

She's taking the label to court, and she's already won a major legal battle, TMZ reports.

A district judge in Harris County Texas granted Megan a temporary restraining order which prevents her record label from blocking the new music she plans to drop on her own on Friday.

Megan filed a lawsuit Monday against 1501 and its boss, Carl Crawford. She was upset about the contract she signed with the label back when she was only 20 and fresh out of the strip club.

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In a tearful video on Sunday, she claimed the label was blocking her from releasing new music because she wants to renegotiate her contract for more money.

Megan confessed she made the same rookie mistake as other eager young rappers who just want a record deal.

In exchange for signing the contract with 1501 Certified, she got a measly $10,000 advance -- big money to her at the time.

In the suit, Megan, 25, lays out what she believes are unfair 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 pay engineers, mixers and featured artists out of her 40%.

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According to the suit obtained by TMZ, the contract calls for all monies from Megan's touring and live performances to be paid directly to 1501 Certified.

She says the label is supposed to give her a proper accounting of what she's owed -- but claims what they've provided is incomplete, and "purposefully and deceptively vague."

Megan also claims Crawford has been using his relationship with Rap-a-Lot Records founder J. Prince to intimidate and strong arm people in the industry.

She's suing Carl and his label for at least $1 million in damages. J. Prince is not named in the lawsuit.

Megan scored a viral hit "Hot Girl Summer" last year when she teamed up with Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.