Rita Ora Reaches Settlement In Roc Nation Lawsuit, Hints At New Record Deal
Rita Ora and Roc Nation have called a legal truce.
According to a notice filed on the New York Supreme Court website, Ora and Roc Nation settled out of court, late last month.
Ora sued Jay Z's record label last year, in a bid to be released from her contract. The 25-year-old "Body on Me" singer cited California’s “seven-year rule” restricting the length of labor contracts. Ora signed a five-album deal with Roc Nation in 2008.
In the suit, Ora also claimed to have been “orphaned” by the label and subsequently forced to fund her own promotional appearances and recording costs. She has only released one album under the imprint, her self-titled debut in 2012.
“As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available,” Ora's suit stated. “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.”
Roc Nation hit back by filing a $2.3 million countersuit against Ora for breach of contract.
With the legal drama seemingly behind her, Ora is already on to the next deal, reportedly with Warner Music Group.
Although she hasn’t confirmed the Warner rumor, the British artist has been dropping hints via Snapchat.
— Rita Ora Snapchat (@RitaOraSnapchat) June 5, 2016