Jay Z’s record label chiefs have launched a multi-million dollar court case against the rap mogul’s former protege Rita Ora.
Roc Nation bosses are suing the “Radioactive” singer for breaking her recording contract and failing to deliver the albums she was contracted to produce, reported Daily Guardian.
The record label’s 1.6 million pound lawsuit comes just six weeks after the 25-year-old filed her own papers in California, claiming company bosses had lost their focus on her, putting the welfare and future of professional athletes and other ventures, like Jay Z’s streaming service Tidal, ahead of her music career.
Lawyers representing Roc Nation submitted papers in New York, claiming the company spent more than 1.3 million pound on marketing and development for the star’s second album, which is still unreleased.
Since signing with the label in 2008, Ora has only released one record, 2012’s Ora, and the bosses claim the star was supposed to release five albums under her contract.
Following the submission of the Roc Nation countersuit, Ora’s attorney Howard King said, “Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalised.
“We believe that Roc Nation’s distributor, Sony Music, has required Roc Nation to file this action to preserve whatever rights Sony might have pending resolution.”