Rita Ora Is Suing Her Label (And Jay Z) For Neglecting Her
The singer is ready to fight Roc Nation - and Jay Z - for her freedom.
Rita Ora isn't pleased with Roc Nation - or founder Jay Z - and has decided to take her grievances to court. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Rita has filed a lawsuit claiming that her contract is un-enforceable and violates California law. The "Body On Me" singer feels neglected at the label, due in part to the company's changing personnel and interests. The suit specifically mentioned Roc Nation's sports management company and the streaming service Tidal.
"When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist. As Roc Nation's interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives," the complaint reads. "Rita'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."
The complaint went on to claim that Rita is now "self-funding her promotional television appearances, recording costs and video projects."
Rita is hoping that the key to her freedom will be California's "seven year rule," which voids any contract to perform personal services once seven years have passed from the date on which the deal was first signed. Rita, now 25, first signed with Roc Nation when she was 18 years old.