Roc Nation Launches $2.3 Million Counter Suit Against Rita Ora

After signing a five album contract with Roc Nation in 2008 Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against the label in December 2015, citing to have been ‘orphaned’ due to the label’s other huskiness endeavours. 

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’.


‘There’re A Few Surprises’: Rita Ora Hints At Jay-Z and Rihanna Featuring On Debut US Album

Rita Ora nd Rihanna

Since releasing her debut album ORA in the UK and Europe last summer, Rita Ora is gearing up to release the album in US later this year to which she will add new tracks along with the original songs.

And being signed to management label like Roc Nation, the singer doesn’t need to look elsewhere as she is able to enlist the help of her boss Jay-Z and fellow label mate Rihanna.

The 22-year –old has hinted that some members if her management label may feature with her on the record.

Talking to MTV News, Rita teased saying: “Yes there is. There’s a few surprises. I don’t want to give them away, but it’s definitely in the Roc [Nation] family.”

Rita went on to explain how important it is for her to prove her credibility to the American audience with her new album.

Rita said: “2012 is really important for me because it’s gonna be the first time the U.S. hears my official album and I wanted to put a few extra tracks on there and make it really special.

“So I’m basically giving you guys a whole new album of new material.”

Rihanna Loses Out On ‘Fast And Furious’ Movie Role To Rita Ora?

Rihanna And Rita Ora


Rihanna has reportedly lost a movie role in The Fast And The Furious 6 to her pop rival Rita Ora.

The singer was given a villainous role in the popular franchise but according to newspaper The Sun, a source has told them: “Rihanna impressed movie bosses with her role in Battleship. But schedules didn’t work out and Rita really shone during castings. They loved her look and her attitude.”

Rita will now be appearing alongside actors Vin Diesel and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in the sixth instalment of the movie.

Rihanna made her debut on the big screen in the action film Battleship earlier this year.

Riri has previously revealed that she wants to try different types of roles as an actress.

She said: “I want to do comedy, maybe a romantic comedy. I want to try being more vulnerable, but I want to try different things. I don’t want to stick to one type of role.”

Rita isn’t a newcomer to acting either as she had a role in East End drama Spivs in 2004.

Rita Ora Denies Feud With Rihanna: ‘We’re Part Of The Same Family’



Rita Ora has addressed the endless speculations of a feud between her and fellow Roc Nation singer Rihanna.

The R.I.P singer has revealed that she doesn’t mind the continuous comparisons to Rihanna but made it clear that they are both has different styles musically.

In an interview with Rollercoaster magazine, she admitted: “To tell you the truth I don’t really care.

“My music’s different, we sing differently, we’re from different parts of the world.”

The two singers have been constantly been compared against each other since the 21 – year – old made her debut on the music scene last year.

Rita went on to say that she has nothing but love for Rihanna and hinted boss Jay-Z wouldn’t have it any other way.

She continued: “Plus we’ve seen each other lots of times and we hang out. So if people are trying to create a feud, not going to work.

“Even if that was the case, Roc would be like, ‘What are you guys doing? You’re part of the same family!'”

Rita Ora Denies Dating Rob Kardashian Because Of Family’s Fame


Rita Ora has put an end to months of rumours that she is dating reality star Rob Kardashian, stating that he and his family are too famous.

The How We Do (Party) singer and Rob have been spotted in recent months in public and with reports of kissing in public and cuddling, Rita stopped the speculations to go any further when she spoke to Glamour magazine for an interview.

Denying that she was seeing the 25 – year – old she said: “Rob’s family make their lives public. Me? I’m very private. He’s a great friend. But the only relationship I’m having now is with the tour bus.”

It looks like Rob won’t be coming back to London anytime soon!

Rihanna ‘Furious’ With Jay-Z For Giving Rita Ora Track After Due To Collaborating With Chris Brown

Rihanna shocked and surprised her fans when she had collaborated with her ex – boyfriend Chris Brown after he had brutally assaulted her in 2009. After the attack apparently she found comfort in her boss and mentor Jay – Z.

Even though Chris and Riri have been getting a lot of radio airplay of their remixes of each other tracks were released in February it has now been reported that the singer is livid with Jay – Z for giving Rita Ora a track that was originally intended for her.

Rita’s new single produced by UK dupstep duo Chase & Status R.I.P featuring Tinie Tempah was written by Drake specifically for RiRi but since the singer had got back in contact with her ex – boyfriend Chris Brown, the Roc Nation boss decided that the track would be given to his new Protégé.

According to MediaTakeOut, Riri is to be ‘furious’ and rumours are that her relationship with her mentor is to be going through a rough patch.

This is not the first time it has been reported that Jay – Z isn’t pleased with Rihanna working with Chris.

According to RadarOnline, a source revealed that Jay – Z was disappointed with Rihanna:  “Jay was absolutely disgusted by what Chris did to Rihanna. Jay doesn’t understand how a man could ever lay hands on a woman; it just goes against who he is and about.

“Chris is absolutely dead to Jay, he wants nothing to do with him ever. Now that Rihanna is hooking up with Chris and recording songs with him, Jay is deeply disappointed in her actions.”

The source added that Jay – Z can’t grasp why the singer is getting back in contact with Chris. They also said that he was worried what sort of  and example Riri was sending out to her young fans that look up to her: “He can’t fathom why Rihanna is doing the things she is doing. He understands the need for forgiveness, but he is adamant that Rihanna shouldn’t forget what Chris did to her.

“Jay wonders what kind of message this is sending to Rihanna’s young female fans. Rihanna knows how Jay feels about Chris, but she doesn’t care, she is going to do what she wants.”

The source continued to explain the rapper’s reasons and why he will never accept Chris to be back in Rihanna’s life: “He is even more protective of the women in his life. Jay has told Rihanna he will never give his blessing for what she is doing with Chris. He has told her, this isn’t going to end well, it never does. In Jay’s opinion, Chris has rage issues that he doesn’t think have been dealt with.”

Do you believe Jay would reject Rihanna for his new protégé Rita Ora? Is he taking his disappointment in Rihanna too far? Drop a comment below!

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