(AllHipHop News) Late last year, news broke that British singer Rita Ora was suing Roc Nation in order to get out of her contract with the label. The company, founded by Jay Z, has now filed a counter suit against Ora.
In its cross-complaint, filed last Friday (Jan. 29) in California Superior Court, says it has “tirelessly promoted” Ora’s career, spending over $2.3 million promoting and recording her 2012 album Ora. The filing calls for that $2.3 million to be returned, and for damages on the four remaining records in her contract.
According to Ora’s lawyer, Howard E. King, Jay Z called the “R.I.P.” performer after she filed her suit and the Hip Hop mogul said he would released her from the Roc Nation contract. King even referred to Jay as “gracious” and suggested Sony Music has been delaying the process.
“It was just a little twist, because Jay Z, we are told, has to answer to Sony Music, so that’s been the hangup in having this go away,” stated King. “But we’re confident that Jay can resolve whatever he has to with Sony Music.”
Rita Ora released one album under Roc Nation, 2012’s Ora. The LP debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart, and it spawned The Notorious B.I.G. sampling, UK hit record “How We Do (Party)”.