Roc Nation Sues Rita Ora
Roc Nation is hitting back at Rita Ora. Jay Z’s label has filed a countersuit aimed at the singer.
According to TMZ, Roc Nation claims it signed Ora in 2008 when she was unknown and invested millions in her career. She was supposed to deliver five albums, but the label says it only got one, 2012’s Ora.
The 25-year-old singer sued Roc Nation in December, claiming she was “orphaned” by the imprint to the point where she no longer had a relationship with anyone at the company. She had recorded material for a second album, but the label did not release it and instead focused its efforts on its athletic division.
In the lawsuit, Roc Nation claims it already spent upwards of $2.3 million on marketing her second album, and the label is seeking to recoup the money.
Ora’s attorney, Howard King, claims that Jay Z has already promised to release the singer from her contract and the lawsuit will probably go away.
Ora’s U.S. debut (2012’s Ora was released internationally) has yet to see the light of day. She has collaborated with Wiz Khalifa, Ed Sheeran, and Chris Brown on the oft-delayed project.