Rita Ora is trying to get out of her contract with Jay Z’s Roc Nation, saying the label has been too busy with extracurricular pursuits to give her career the attention it deserves. Now The Wrap reports that Roc Nation is suing Ora in return, saying it has spent millions of dollars trying to launch her in the States, funds that were “were instrumental in guiding Ms. Ora to her current level of success and fame,” with only one album and a few singles to show for the five-album deal she signed back in 2008. The label alleges that it has spent at least $2 million alone on Ora’s long-gestating second album, and would like that money back, please.
In a statement, Ora’s lawyer promised that everything was totally fine between Jay and his former protégé, and said that this lawsuit was just how they do: “Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalized. 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.”