Rita Ora signed to Roc Nation as a burgeoning 18 year old, and has since grown into a veritable force in the industry. However, she now wants to branch out on her own from the legend who brought her up.
Ora signed onto Roc Nation in 2008, but wants to leave the label now, a new lawsuit has revealed. Ora claims her interests are not being served by being on the label anymore, as the company has moved into several other ventures, leaving her feeling marginalised.
“As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives.” the lawsuit claims.
“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.”
Jay-Z has in recent times moved on to form other businesses such as Roc Nation Sports and Tidal.
Ora also claims she has been “self-funding her promotional television appearances, recording costs and other video projects.”
She is filing under a law, christened the ‘seven year rule’ that says a court cannot enforce a contract seven years after it began.
It has been used by several artists in the past, to varying degrees of success.