Jay Z’s Roc Nation Is Suing Rita Ora for $2.4 Million
Rita Ora may want to think twice before singing “I Will Never Let You Down” again.
The British singer has been such a disappointment to her record company that she has been slapped with a $2.4 million lawsuit. According to TMZ, Jay Z’s Roc Nation is suing the 25-year-old for not honoring her contract to deliver five albums since her signing in 2008.
The label claims that they’ve already spent more than $2 million on marketing and developing her second album, which has yet to be released.
“[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,” legal documents state [via Page Six].
However, Ora is alleging that Roc Nation has shifted their focus to representing athletes and abandoned any attempts to push out more of her music. Ora, who has only released one album in 2010 titled Ora, filed a lawsuit against Roc Nation in December to be let out of her contract.
Ora’s attorney, Howard King, claims Jay Z has already promised to free Ora from her contract. If she is not released, the songstress is said to be attached to the label until 2017 or later.
“Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalized,” King says. “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.”