Following Rita Ora’s lawsuit in December seeking to end her contract with Jay-Z’s Roc Nation, the record label has now reportedly issued a countersuit, claiming the singer is in breach of her five-album contract.
The Guardian reports Rita’s original lawsuit accused Roc Nation of ignoring her after the company underwent a change in direction.
The label’s counter lawsuit calls for the return of the $2.3million they claim to have spent on promoting Rita’s career, along with damages for the albums she has not yet delivered.
After releasing her first album in 2012, Rita has been working with Dev Hynes on her second album and released a series of hit singles. While her single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ reached no.1 in the charts, she hasn’t yet released an album to follow it.
According to Billboard, Rita’s lawyer, Howard E King was ambivalent about the countersuit when asked, saying Roc Nation only filed it to avoid losing standing in the case.
He noted that Jay Z and Rita were already in talks about releasing her from the label, and were working on getting Roc Nation’s parent company, Sony Music, to agree to the settlement.
Looks like this one could run for a while...
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