Rita Ora Takes Jay Z’s Roc Nation To Court
Rita Ora has had enough of her Roc Nation label, and she wants out. That’s why the songstress is suing the company in an attempt to break free of her contract.
The UK-bred artist filed the papers Thursday in Los Angeles, claiming that the Jay Z-led brand has “other” interests that have left her “orphaned.”
“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.”
So how is that illegal?
Well, the songstress argues that her deal violates California’s “seven-year rule,” a section of the state’s labor law that prohibits the court from enforcing a contract after seven years.
Since signing in 2008, the 25-year-old has dropped one album, her debut LP. She was also casted as Mia in the Fifty Shades of Grey film series.
Roc Nation has not released a statement.