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Meg Thee Stallion: Year in Review Part 1

Megan Thee Stallion dubbed as GQ’s ‘Rapper of the Year’.

As the year is coming to a close, DirtySouthHipHop takes a journey down memory lane with Megan Thee Stallion.

Megan Thee Stallion has headlined news articles all year and while some fans feel Hot Girl Meg couldn’t escape the bounds of drama, she ends the year on a positive note. Despite a string of upsets, the Texas rapstress is selected as GQ’s 2020 ‘Rapper of the Year‘, closing the year in style.

The year 2020 has been quite draining for many of us with the threat of a novel virus, massive job cuts, startling death tolls, and not to mention a general election that could make or break the United States. The calendar year is about to wrap up, and despite constant blows, the strong-willed tend to bob and weave hits in a heavyweight-like manner, coming out on top. Megan Thee Stallion is the epitome of just that– strong-willed.

Meg battled with the former label over a ‘whack’ deal earlier in the year.

One of the first issues Meg encountered earlier in the year was a battle with her former label. Back in March, Meg filed a TRO request against 1501 Entertainment and its CEO Carl Crawford to override the label’s attempt to intercept the release of any new music. Meg sought a temporary restraining order so that she could release her debut album, “Suga” which features the popular hit song “Savage.” To get a better scope of Meg’s frustration, she shared the details of her contract. Some critics considered her deal to be worse than a ‘360’ deal.

In short, a ‘360’ deal gives the label or record company multiple rights to intellectual property created and revenue generated through digital sales, tours, movie or show appearances, endorsement deals, even merchandise sales. Thebalancecareers.com explains further why these deals can be controversial.

Fortunately for Meg, a judge sided with Thee Stallion, which allowed her to drop new music. Crawford filed a motion to have the case arbitrated by a single person, but a judge ruled the dispute can proceed in a courtroom, securing a win for the Texas rapstress.

Thee Stallion makes a statement dropping two hit singles.

So boom! Meg dropped “Suga” and TikTokers continued to create dance sequences to “Savage” which happens to be a fan favorite. Thee Stallion also dropped”Savage (Remix)” which features Queen Bey. The two Houston divas topped music charts and went platinum with the hit single.

In August, the Houston bombshell collabed with Cardi B and released “WAP” another hit song dropped amid the drama in Pete’s life. The single topped charts and went double platinum. Megan also performed at the ‘BET Hip Hop Awards’ and made her first debut on ‘Saturday Night Live‘.

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