Rita Ora Sues Jay Z's Roc Nation Label, Wants Out Of Her Contract

Rita Ora may soon be parting ways with Jay Z's Roc Nation label. Billboard reports that the 25-year old singer has filed a lawsuit under California Labor Code Section 2855, better known as the "seven-year rule."

Ora signed with the label in 2008 at the age of 18. Her legal team filed the suit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, December 17, asking a judge to declare that her contract violates California law and is unenforceable.

She claims the label has abandoned her as it has diversified into sports management and the streaming music business with TIDAL.

The singer states in the lawsuit that she is "self-funding her promotional television appearances, recording costs and video projects."

"When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist," states the complaint. "As Roc Nation's interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives. 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."

The lawsuit further states that when Roc Nation switched its distribution partner from Sony to Universal, Ora was left behind.

"Between Sony's limited economic return from its orphaned relationship with Roc Nation and Sony's indirect relationship with Rita, Rita is caught in a political quagmire of dysfunction," says the complaint.

Ora has only released one major project while with Roc Nation, her 2012 self-titled album.

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Comment by QuEeNsFiNeSt on December 25, 2015 at 1:08pm
Shouldve stayed independent
Comment by JumpyB. on December 21, 2015 at 9:56pm
I wasn't aware Ora even did music. She been around for 7 years and her career has gotten nowhere. What else can she do cause music isn't working out for her.
Comment by YK on December 17, 2015 at 9:40pm
I feel her...she gotta look out fore her...If you stay somewhere your not wanted or felt important...then you stupid
Comment by ThaKid on December 17, 2015 at 6:44pm
50 don't know what he doing with music anymore. I ain't feeling the kanan tape.
Comment by SMP on December 17, 2015 at 5:14pm
this wack a-ss hoe lol
Comment by Ronald MAUDLIN on December 17, 2015 at 4:53pm
King Foley I don't hate on 50 I just hate his garbage a** music now because he has yet to show growth in his music.....Always talk about the same s*** and all you morons buy into that s***....He raps about the samething every time the only thing he does different is change the words around and change the beat....50 needs to grow the f*** up if he wants his music to be relevant like Jay-Z
Comment by Jus P on December 17, 2015 at 4:16pm
She about to get black listed
Comment by Pete on December 17, 2015 at 4:06pm
B**** Better have my money. Go independent hoe.
Comment by matt on December 17, 2015 at 3:55pm
Guess I was wrong bout 50 having an album out to purchase in stores for everybody by Xmas.big money maker missed.
Comment by King Foley on December 17, 2015 at 3:55pm
My comment was for ron



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