Jay-Z Is Suing Rita Ora For $2.3Million

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Rita Ora’s attempts to leave Jay Z’s record label, Roc Nation, have ended with her being sued for a whopping £1.5 million.

The Guardian reports, that in December last year Ora issued a lawsuit against Roc Nation in the hopes of ending her contract with the Jay Z owned label.

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Ora argues that changes at the company meant she had been sidelined since releasing an album with the label in 2012.

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Now though, Roc Nation are suing the British singer, accusing her of breaching a five-album contract.

In the suit, issued late last week in a California superior court, the label claims it had ‘tirelessly promoted’ Ora’s career and spent $2.3 million (£1.5 million) on a still undelivered second album.

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They now want that money back, including damages for the albums she hasn’t produced.

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All may not be as it seems though – according to Billboard, Ora’s lawyer, Howard E King, is calm about the suit.

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He claims Roc Nation were forced to file the case to avoid losing standing. King goes on to say that Jay Z had called Ora after she filed her suit, agreeing to release her, and that the two were now finalising the details.

The only remaining complication involves Jay Z getting Roc Nation’s parent company, Sony Music, to agree to the deal.


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