Jay Z’s Roc Nation Label Now Countersuing Rita Ora For Contract Violations
Oh, how the music business tables have turned! Just a few weeks after Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation, now Jay Z‘s record label is firing back with a case of their own. According to Page Six, Roc Nation has filed a $2.4 million Manhattan civil suit against the UK singer.
The label is countersuing Rita for allegedly “breaking her recording contract and failing to deliver promised albums,” as they invested over $2 million for her still unreleased sophomore LP. According to Roc Nation, the songstress had a contract to record five albums under the label — yet she only put out one, 2012’s Ora.
In her currently pending suit, Rita claims she was “orphaned” once Jay Z focused more on sports management and other sectors of the label imprint and had to self-fund her own projects. Howard King, the “Body On Me” singer’s attorney, stated “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.”
As of now, there is still no word of when Rita’s as-yet-untitled album will be officially released.
[via Page Six]