Rita Ora is suing to try to leave Jay-Z’s Roc Nation record label and is claiming that the company has an illegal contract with her.
The 25-year-old X Factor judge joined the company at the age of 18 and was one of Jay-Z’s first signings.
On December 17, Rita Ora filed papers at the Los Angeles Superior Court saying that her contract is “unenforceable”.
Since her signing, Rita Ora has only released one self-titled album, her debut in 2012.
She is claiming the company’s “other” interests has left her forgotten about and describes herself as being “orphaned” by Roc Nation.
Aside from being a record label, Roc Nation also has business interests in sports management and Tidal, Jay-Z’s streaming service.
The complaint reads: “When Rita signed, Roc Nation and its senior executives were very involved with her as an artist.
“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.”
It also calls Roc Nation a “diminished” record label with “only a handful of admittedly worthy heritage superstar artists”.
Roc Nation’s music is still distributed by Sony, despite the label switching distribution partners to Universal in 2013.
The complaint says: “Between Sony’s limited economic return from its orphaned relationship with Roc Nation and Sony’s indirect relationship with Rita, Rita is caught in a political quagmire of dysfunction.”
Seven years on from signing to Roc Nation, Rita Ora is using Labor Code (§2855) known as the Seven Year Rule to try to leave the label.
It was used in 1944 by actress Olivia De Havilland, who used it to break free with Warner Bros.
However, artists such as Courtney Love and Thirty Seconds to Mars have had the law used against them with labels demanding damages for albums not made during the seven years of their contracts.
While the rest of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians family is living it up in Thailand, Rob Kardashian took to his Twitter on Tuesday with a cryptic, troubling message for his 4.82 million followers.
“No one will ever understand how much it hurts,” Rob Kardashian, 27, wrote a few hours past midnight.
The tweet came shortly after his ex-girlfriend Rita Ora made headlines for gushing about her romance with DJ Calvin Harris in Elle U.K.
Rita Ora told the magazine that she’d never been in love before Calvin Harris.
Rob Kardashian took to his Twitter with a cryptic, troubling message for his 4.82 million followers (photo ABC News)
The singer and the sock designer had an ugly split in 2012, after he accused her of cheating on him with 20 other men.
Rob Kardashian also deleted everything from his Instagram account this week, replacing all of his previous photos with a single post about a particularly cheerless April Fools’ joke.
“April Fools prank: replace all the sugar in your house with cocaine,” the text in the picture read.
Rob Kardashian has been struggling in his attempts to lose weight in recent months.
Nearly the entire Kardashian-Jenner family flew out of Los Angeles late last week to go to Thailand, where they’ve been enjoying the sights and frolicking on the beach in their bathing suits. On April 2, Kris Jenner posted a photo of the picturesque scenery, hashtagging all of her kids except Rob and Kourtney.
“Gorgeous Thailand,” Kris captioned the pic, along with shout-outs to Brandon and Brody Jenner, Brandon’s wife Leah, Bruce Jenner, and daughters Kim, Khloe, Kendall, and Kylie.
On the latest episode of Kourtney & Kim Take Miami Rob Kardashian’s siblings tried to help him deal with his split from singer Rita Ora.
Kourtney, Kim and Khloe Kardashian chimed in as Rob and Rita Ora embarked on a Twitter war and tried to give him advice.
They told Rob he needed to cut communication for a while.
Eldest sister Kourtney Kardashian warned: “She’s the one that’s in the wrong but she’ll probably try to make it like you’re in the wrong.”
Kim Kardashian shared her opinion: “Don’t post anything else. Everyone has problems.”
But Rob Kardashian makes the point that he doesn’t want to leave it as it is because fans will think he has been spiteful.
“I don’t want people to think I’m being a bitch,” he shared.
Kim Kardashian thinks being nasty is not the answer, sharing with the camera that: “Ever since Rob has broken up with his girlfriend he has been dating all these girls that I don’t think are his type.”
Then things turn serious when she calls her mother to spill details of the rude conversation they had.
Kim Kardashian told Kris Jenner about him asking if Kanye West will do a song with his friend.
The reality star revealed: “He said: <<I hope your sex tape haunts you for the rest of your life and I’m going to publicly bash you and Kanye>>.”
Rob Kardashian’s anger as Kim refuses to sort rap gig with Kanye West
At dinner with Kanye West, Kourtney Kardashian and her son Mason, Rob calls to apologize and explains that he was simply angry over his heartbreak.
He said: “I wanted to apologize. Obviously the things I said to you in the text message, I was just being mean.”
Kim Kardashian replied: “I appreciate you being mature and calling me instead of dragging this fight out.”
His relatives were still worried about him though, as his behavior noticeably changed as he tried to cope with the pain becoming single again.
Kim Kardashian said: “I don’t know who he is hanging out with, but I feel like it’s not him. He has so much going on and he is depressed.”
But they thought his sock line launch at Neiman Marcus will cheer him up and he was happy to take his mind off the bad energy when he got to Miami.
Kim Kardashian said that she can especially identify with Rob not facing up to his feelings and lashing out at his loved ones as: “When I was in my last relationship I clearly wasn’t happy. Khloe called me out on it all the time.”
“I don’t want you to be taken advantage of by the lame girls out here.”
Rob Kardashian has split from Rita Ora amid outrageous claims she cheated on him with “more than 20 dudes”.
The unsubstantiated allegations were contained in a series of bitter tweets from Rob Kardashian, which were quickly deleted.
Rob Kardashian said he was “disgusted” with Rita Ora.
“She cheated on me with nearly 20 dudes while we were together… But I mean 20?!!!!” he tweeted in the early hours of Monday morning.
Minutes later Rob Kardashian continued with his tirade against the star, writing: “How can a woman who is so busy trying to start her own career have time to be with so many dudes while in a relationship?!”
And he added: “I am actually disgusted.”
The tweets were live for around 30 minutes before Rob Kardashian had second thoughts and deleted them – but not before they went viral.
Having removed the tweets Rob Kardashian went silent on the matter for several hours, instead promoting his designer sock range.
He then returned with renewed vigor, tweeting a series of vitriolic remarks criticizing Rita Ora’s “loyalty” and self-respect and calling her “sloppy”.
“Respect thyself” he wrote, referring to himself as “a Faithful man”.
“When a woman cheats on you with one man I can live with that,” he claimed. “People make mistakes, trust me. I have forgiven numerous times…”
Rob Kardashian has split from Rita Ora amid outrageous claims she cheated on him with more than 20 dudes
It appeared Rob Kardashian’s sister Khloe was not happy with her little brother, tweeting: “Rob be nice kiddddd.”
And she later reflected: “Social media is so much drama. Hehehe thank goodness there was no social media when I was younger. Too much drama in the LBC.”
Rob Kardashian, 25, was due to celebrate Rita Ora’s 22nd birthday at DSTRKT nightclub in London last week, but never appeared.
Rita Ora had reportedly called things off with the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star due to her hectic work schedule and their incompatible jet-setting lifestyles.
A source told The Sun: “It’s really sad – they really liked each other but with him living in LA and her over in London, it was becoming impossible to maintain a relationship.
“They’d only decided to go public with the romance a couple of months ago so as not to put any pressure on themselves but they’ve already split.
“Rob has now deleted everything on Twitter that reminds him of Rita.”
After first being spotted together back in May the couple denied they were dating for months, until going public at the end of October.
Rob Kardashian appeared to confirm the news by tweeting a picture of them kissing and writing: “Me and my baby.”
While the reality star’s family had welcomed Kim Kardashian’s new boyfriend Kanye West into their clan, she never appeared to warm to Rob’s girlfriend and caused controversy in August when she declared he needed to find an Armenian girlfriend instead.
Kim Kardashian tweeted: “When out to dinner w my brother @RobKardashian every gorgeous person Persian/Armenian girl stares at Rob! I think that’s what he needs in his life!”
Rob Kardashian has failed to emulate the huge success of his three Kardashian sisters despite appearing on Dancing With The Stars.
He has been seen on the family reality show complaining about his lack of success or money.
Rob Kardashian currently has his own designer sock line.
Rita Ora appears to be having a bad week as she suffered a wardrobe malfunction while meeting fans in Munich, Germany on Thursday, just one day after accidentally flashing her nipple on stage in London.
The star took time to meet her devotees outside the city’s Charles Hotel and she may have given them more of an eyeful than they’d hoped by exposing her bra.
Rita Ora wore a silky suit with a red floral pattern and gave herself some height by wearing a pair of gold wedge trainers.
She completed her look with some simple gold jewellery and painted her lips a bright red color to match the pattern on her outfit.
And while print on Rita Ora’s clothes made her stand out from the crowd, she attracted some extra attention as her underwear was left on show by the plunging neckline of her jacket.
The fashion boob was the second from the singer this week after her energetic on-stage dancing led to her nipple being exposed.
Rita Ora met fans outside the Charles Hotel in Munich on Thursday and her bra was left exposed throughout the meeting
Rita Ora took to the stage in London on Wednesday night and the excitement of performing in her hometown seemed to get to the star.
She attempted to tease fans by wearing a tight white biker suit but instead gave them an eyeful at the Red Bull Culture Clash event at the city’s Wembley Arena.
However, the garment unzipped in front of thousands of fans and her right nipple was left on show.
Rita Ora carried on with the show regardless but later admitted she was left red faced by the situation.
Taking to Twitter on Thursday, she wrote: “Yes. Its true. I got straight off a moterbike from O2 to Wembley I didn’t have time to change and then all of a sudden the zip got lower….
“And lower I rushed on stage and pop! It happened, f**k! Sorry guys. (How embarrassing) apologized! Dispite that, amazing show! 🙂 LOL.”