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News: Rita Ora Wants Off Roc Nation, Citing Jay Z’s New Pursuits

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Rita Ora is ready to separate from her current record label Roc Nation due to the company focusing its’ attention on other ventures. She has filed a lawsuit stating she feels ‘orphaned’ by the label who have now shifted their attention to sports management and the Tidal music streaming service.

“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.”

“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,” the complaint states. “Rita’s relationship with Roc Nation is irrevocably damaged,” says Ora’s attorney Howard King. “Fortunately for Rita, the California legislature had the foresight to protect its artists from the sorts of vicissitudes she’s experienced with Roc Nation.”