Jay Z’s music labels suing Rita Ora for breaking her contract, with the suit filed by Roc Nation alleging the British singer broke her recording contract and reneged on an agreement to deliver four more albums for the label.
According to the New York Post‘s Page Six column, the suit comes just weeks after Ora filed suit against Roc Nation, alleging the company lost interest in promoting her once it began representing professional athletes.
The Roc Nation suit, reports Page Six, stipulates that when Ora signed with the label in 2008 she was contractually obligated to deliver five albums, but has so far only delivered one. The suit also disputes the claims in Ora’s lawsuit, stating that the label “has tirelessly promoted [he] 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.”
Ora’s attorney, Howard King, claims the Roc Nation suit does not indicate any bad blood between Jay Z and his former protégé. “Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalized,” said King in a statement. “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.”