Jay Z Strikes Back: Roc Nation Countersues Rita Ora

February 2, 2016


Noted music label Roc Nation is reportedly suing British pop singer Rita Ora for $2.4 million. Jay Z’s label decided to take this step only six weeks after Ora filed her own lawsuit against the industry giant, on the account of allegations that she was not given as much attention after the label began to manage professional athletes.

In the countersuit, Roc Nation claims that the 25-year-old singer has not honored her contract, which she signed back in 2008.

The “Hot Right Now” performer was reportedly supposed to deliver five albums, but has made only one since signing with the label – Ora, which was released in 2012.

The music label also claims that it spent over $2 million on marketing and developing her second album, which hasn’t yet been released.

According to the lawsuit, “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.”

Ora’s own lawsuit states that the singer’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.” However, the court feud might be over pretty soon, as Howard King (Ora’s attorney) revealed that she and Jay Z are trying to “break ties.” According to King, “Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalized.”

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