Posted on Mon Feb 1st, 2016 2:10pm PDT By X17 Staff
Jay’s Z’s music label Roc Nation is suing Rita Ora for $2.4 million, according to reports.
The label claims that the 25-year-old singer has not honored the contract she signed in 2008, in which she supposed to deliver five albums. However the British singer but has only made one — her debut album, Ora, which came out in August 2012.
The label also says it spent oveer $2 million on marketing and developing her second album, which still has not come out.
“[Roc Nation] has tirelessly promoted [her] career, investing millions of dollars in marketing, recording and other costs, which was instrumental in guiding Ms. Ora to her current level of success and fame,” according to legal documents.
The civil suit comes six weeks after Ora filed a lawsuit against the label alleging that she wasn’t given enough after the label started to manage professional athletes.
Her suit claims, “As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives. Rita’s remaining supporters at the label left or moved on to other activities, to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company.”
Sounds like Ora’s playing the blame game!
Despite the bad blood — it’s possible all will be water under the bridge soon. Ora’s attorney, Howard King, says that Jay Z and Ora are working to dissolve their relationship.
“Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalized,” her attorney told Page Six. “We believe that Roc Nation’s distributor, Sony Music, has required Roc Nation to file this action to preserve whatever rights Sony might have pending resolution.”
It sounds like the lawsuit will be over before Ora’s second album ever comes out!
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