Jay Z’s Music Label Sues Rita Ora for $2.4 Million
Jay Z’s music label Roc Nation is reportedly suing singer Rita Ora for whopping $2.4 million. The reason – Rita Ora has failed to honor her contract with the label.
According to the label, Rita Ora has been under the contract since 2008 which obligated her to make five albums. However, she has only made one, her debut album that came out in 2012. Since then, Roc Nation has promoted Ora’s music and spent millions of dollars on marketing and creating her second album which is not even released yet.
The officials from Roc Nation stated that their company “has tirelessly promoted [Rita’s] 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.”
Judging from their statements, Rita seems quite ungrateful, but there is the other side of that story. The singer had actually sued Roc Nation just six weeks earlier claiming that the company had lost interest in her career and stopped promoting her after their business focus diversified. According to Rita’s lawyers, the label started representing various athletes which led to Rita losing all support and contact from the people at her label.
But considering that the countersuit by Roc Nation came only as the answer to Rita’s lawsuit in order to get their invested money back, the two sides may actually settle in a different way. Jay Z has reportedly promised to let Rita Ora off the hook from her contractual obligation if she forgoes the lawsuit.
We’ll see if the two manage to break ties peacefully and what’s in store for Miss Ora once she parts ways with the label that turned her into a star.