JoJo Wants Out of Record Contract


Like her hit song, JoJo is telling her record label “Leave, Get Out.” The singer is taking legal action against her current musical home.

According to TMZ, the 18-year-old songstress has filed a lawsuit in New York City claiming her record company, Da Family Entertainment, placed her into a musical “limbo” because they won’t let her out of her contract or allow her to release her third album All I Want Is Everything.

JoJo, born Joanna Levesque, is asking a judge to force her release from Da Family. She is also requesting $500,000 in damages.

She took to her MySpace page on Friday to explain the situation in a blog entry titled “We Need a Resolution.” “For the past year and a half I’ve been diligently cooperating with my record label(s) so I can have the opportunity to continue with my career and do what I love the most; create music and sing,” she wrote. “I’ve been a patient team player and have done everything that was asked and/or expected of me. As you may already know, my record company has been going through a major transition and unfortunately all of the artists on the label have been forced to sit on the sidelines and wait. I exhausted every option and exercised much patience before reaching my final decision to file a formal complaint with the court.”

JoJo claimed she has become a victim of the industry and will fight for her freedom. “I’ve been blessed to receive great feedback from the record company in response to the music I’ve been delivering,” she continued. “But unfortunately I have become a victim of industry politics that honestly have nothing to do with me personally or professionally. Because of this, I am willing to fight for what I love and ultimately for the chance to regain control of my livelihood and my life.”

The teen star has released two albums through Da Family/ Blackground/ Universal Motown. Her last effort, The High Road, debuted at No. 3 in 2006, spawning the chart-topping single “Too Little, Too Late.”

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  1. Zach

    About time! :)


  2. ugh

    get em girl, we need your new cd. 25 to life is my jam! marsha hooked you up!


  3. ron.e

    good on you! get it girl.


  4. 100% Nikehead

    Damn thats some Fkd up ish right there. I think out of any female artist she has the IT factor to just blow up. She was only like 14 or 15 when her first album came out and her voice is incredible. She should have the right to be released from her contract and find a new label cause theres many that would be honored to take her under there camp!


  5. janay

    Man this girl got Mad talent and it sucks that her shitty label been holdin her album back…….these sucky females people like to call ”singers” betta watch out cause JoJo is that real deal:)You Go girl!!!!


  6. Mack of Sound-Savvy

    I don’t blame her. Jojo is waaaayyyyy too talented to have her career stifled for no reason while second and third-rate artists dominate the airwaves. I hope she gets out of her deal.


  7. MACH

    We support you JoJo! She has such an amazing voice.. I liked that snippet that leaked from her album “Touchdown”


  8. Me

    She looks great.


  9. Kyle

    I must say I’m not a big fan of Jojo and I don’t own neither of her albums, but there is no denying her talent. I think what she’s doing is smart and I really wish the best for her. She has a full career ahead of her and in the long run this might be a blessing in disguise because know she’s fully aware of how fickle the music industry is.


  10. gerson

    about freakin time better hurry up on the new album


  11. Jay

    Man that’s what’s been goin on! JoJo is way to talent to be pushed aside like that. I really hope everything works out for her. She definitely one of the best singers in the game. I wish they would just let her free. Her music is always amazing!


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