Rita Ora has apparently lost her patience with Roc Nation because she has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Jay Z and Roc Nation because of their lack of support for her career.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ora is citing California’s “Seven Year Rule” based upon California Labor Code 2855, which artists including Olivia Newton-John have used to confront respected labels.
Ora is saying that when she signed with Roc Nation in 2008, she was 18 years old and felt the full support of the label. As time has gone on, Jay Z has expanded Roc Nation into a sports agency and has launched the TIDAL streaming service.
“When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist,” the court papers say. “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 Southpaw actress also says that when Roc Nation switched distribution partners from Sony to Universal in 2013, she was not included in the deal.
She is demanding release from the label so that she can continue to make music and further her personal brand.