NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Thursday, December 17, 2015, 9:22 PM
Rita Ora is reportedly suing Jay Z’s Roc Nation in an effort to get out of her contract.
Rita Ora may sing “I will Never Let You Down” — but she claims Jay Z can’t say the same.
The British pop star has filed a lawsuit against the rapper’s record label, Roc Nation, alleging the company isn’t taking care of its clients now that it’s delved into the sports management world, Us Weekly reports.
“As Roc Nation’s interests diversified, there were fewer resources available and the company suffered a revolving door of executives,” the lawsuit reads.
“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.”
In the lawsuit, which was filed at the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, the 25-year-old artist states she wants out of her contract, calling the label a “diminished” musical product.
Jay Z’s label now represents a number of superstar athletes in addition to musicians.
Ora signed on with Roc Nation in 2008 — well before the label began wooing superstar athletes such as CC Sabathia, Robinson Cano and Kevin Durant.
She said in her lawsuit that she feels “orphaned” by the label, which she alleges has left her to do her the promoting and funding for music and television ventures.
The “How We Do” singer reportedly filed the lawsuit under California’s “seven-year rule,” which essentially stipulates that a court cannot enforce a contract if the person in question has completed at least seven years.
The majority of music-related lawsuits seeking the “seven-year rule” have led to either settlements or renegotiated contracts, according to Rolling Stone.