Jay Z called the singer – songwriter after the lawsuit was filed and agreed to relieve Ora from her contract. However, the rapper turned businessman filed a counter suit of $2.3 million, which according to Roc Nation, was invested in marketing her sophomore album.
“Roc Nation’s market and recording costs, to date, for Ms. Ora’s still incomplete second album are not less than $2, 353, 500,” the lawsuit states.
The complaint, which was filed in a L.A. Superior Court, states: “When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an interest.
“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.”
Ora’s lawyer, Howard King, told The New York Daily News, he hopes to reach a settlement prior to the April 19 hearing deadline.
Taking to Daily News Monday, King said, “I think we’re just going to resolved this. He said he’s happy to let her go. He called her the day after he filed and graciously said she didn’t need to file.
“I’m paraphrasing, but he said, ‘if you want off the label, we’ll let you go.'”
The lawyer also claims to believe Roc Nation’s new counter – lawsuit was filed ‘reluctantly’.