Q-Tip reveals he tried to get Megan Thee Stallion signed to major labels

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He said that neither Columbia nor Def Jam were interested because of his social media data

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A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip recently revealed that she tried to get Megan Thee Stallion signed three years ago, but her social media views led to the label getting passed out.

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Math Hoffa’s . during a recent episode of my expert opinion, the rapper said that he invited her to New York City in 2018 after seeing a rap video of the stallion online. The then-unknown Houston artist had intended to sign to a label, but neither Columbia nor Def Jam showed interest, despite their co-signing of Q-Tip.

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“I said ‘I’m signing up artists in Colombia, I want to blow you up’ [Stallion, her mum and her team] in all’, he said.


“The head of the company was not there, Ron Perry, I think he was detained, but we met anyway,” he continued. “We sit in the meeting, it’s great. Man comes back, ‘We saw the views, that’s nice, we saw the views and all, whatever it was. We could just give her $30,000.’ Just say you fucking don’t want to sign that, b. Don’t embarrass me like that.”

“I took her to Def Jam, but the same thing happened. I was like ‘I guess the co-sign isn’t working anymore’,” he said, adding that “she wound up being Megan Thee Stallion”.

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Stallion became a Grammy-winning artist at the 2021 awards with Best New Artist, Best Rap Performance and Best Rap Song.


Stallion is currently signed to 1501 Certified Entertainment, despite suing the label and its CEO Carl Crawford last year for preventing him from releasing his 2020 EP, ‘Suga’. At the time, a Texas judge ruled in favor of Stallion (real name Megan Peet), stating that the label was not permitted to do anything “to prevent the release, distribution, and sale of Peet’s new records”. Was.

Earlier this year, Stallion again took his label to court to block BTS from releasing a remix of “Butter”, however, a judge cleared the song and allowed the rapper to drop the remix. Gave.

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