Earlier this week Rita Ora filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court in regards of her contract with Roc Nation. The singer signed a recording contract with Jay Z’s label back in 2008 when she was only 18 years old. Ora is now suing Roc Nation and demands to be released from the label.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ora’s contract violates California’s “seven year rule.” Rita states Roc Nation’s various new business endeavors—including TIDAL, sports management, and more—in her complaint, saying that when she was first signed the “senior executives were very involved with her as an artist.”
The complaint goes into further detail stating, “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.”
However, since the infamous “seven year rule”—a California Law that has been enforced since 1944—states that artists cannot be bound to a contract for more than seven years after the initial deal, it seems that things could go in Rita Ora’s favor.