Rita Ora‘s legal wrangle with Roc Nation has finally reached a settlement.
As reported, the ‘Body On Me’ belter took the Jay Z imprint to court last December for stifling her music career.
According to docs filed in Los Angeles, the 25-year-old argued that the company’s increasingly diversified business dealings had an adverse affect on the release of her album – which has yet to hit retail.
Her team asserted that the Roc’s move into sports management and its emergence as its own label (under the Universal umbrella) effectively left her – as a Sony Music artist – orphaned. She added that she would regularly finance recording sessions with her own money earned from the various ventures she’s involved in thanks to her management. A separate entity from Roc Nation.
Interestingly, the company slapped a countersuit on Ora – claiming that it is they who are owed money (over $1 million) for their investment in her. A move Ora’s team played down after insisting that Jay Z had personally agreed to grant the singer her release. They added, at the time, that the countersuit was merely a strategic play to cover backs – at both Roc and Sony, who jointly released her music.
Whatever the case, the issue now appears to be resolved.