Roc Nation princess Rita Ora has reportedly taken legal action against music mogul Jay Z‘s company in hopes of being released from her contract.
According to reports, Ora filed a complaint Thursday (December 17) in Los Angeles Superior Court claiming Roc Nation violated a California law.
“When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist,” states the complaint. “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.” (Billboard)
Additional reports claim Rita has had to pay out of pocket for various business-related expenses.
Ora (now living in California) says she’s on her own, “self-funding her promotional television appearances, recording costs and video projects,” but she has a problem. In 2013, Roc Nation switched its distribution partner from Sony to Universal, but according to the lawsuit, she’s been left behind at Sony, which she paints as “hamstrung” by Roc Nation’s alleged inattention. (Billboard)
Last year, Ora made headlines for teaming up with sports apparel line adidas.
Rita has been previewing her designs for months (in magazines and IRL), but she just gave her Ritabots a sneak peek at the “Black Pack,” which appears to include a leather sports bra and jogging pant? I’m 99% sure I’d drown in my own sweat if I wore leather to work out, but if I looked like Rita while doing it, I’d take my chances. There’s also the varsity jacket that Rita has been a big fan of and a beanie that’s covered with patches. (MTV)
Rita performed at Jay Z’s Made In America music festival last year with Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea.
Made in America never sounded better, err, looked better, than when Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora brought their Aussie-Britty hot stage and concert show to Los Angeles over the Labor Day weekend. I can’t comment much as to the music, but as to the two young pop divas prancing around the stage in showy costumes and pretending to kiss and fondle each other, well, you know how I feel about even pretend lesbionics. (Egotastic!)