Rita Ora Wants Off of Roc Nation, Files Lawsuit to Break Free from Contract
Rita Ora wants out from under Jay Z's tutelage and she's bringing along some lawyers to help her out. The singer-designer has filed a lawsuit against Hov's Roc Nation claiming that her contract is in violation of California law.
The 25-year-old filed suit on Thursday (Dec. 17) in Los Angeles Superior Court, seeking a declaratory judgment that the recording agreement she signed in 2008 at the age of 18 with Roc Nation violates California law and is unenforceable.
Ora cites that she is being left behind after Roc Nation is focusing on sports management and other endeavors. The lawsuit refers to Roc Nation as a "diminished" label and goes on to speak to Ora basically working and promoting herself.
The “R.I.P.” singer’s contract reportedly requires her to release up to five albums with a “pay or play” provision. She has only released one album while at Roc Nation, 2012’s Ora.
"Rita's relationship with Roc Nation is irrevocably damaged," says Ora's attorney Howard King.
This one does not look like it's going to end well. Attorneys for Roc Nation and Jay Z had no comment on the matter.