The legalese tells the story of Jay Z investing millions of dollars to raise a talented "unknown singer" out of the depths of anonymity, but between the lines, Roc Nation's $2.4 million lawsuit against Rita Ora says "We tried to make you happen but you didn't and now we want our money back."
According to Page Six, the music label is bringing a countersuit against the British X Factor judge for breaking her recording contract and failing to deliver the five albums she promised when she signed in 2008. (She's only put out one.) In Roc Nation's own words, the company "has tirelessly promoted [her] career, investing millions of dollars in marketing, recording and other costs, which was instrumental in guiding Ms. Ora to her current level of success and fame."
Six weeks ago, Ora sued the label in California, claiming record execs neglected her once they started representing professional athletes.
And that's pretty much all there is to it.
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