Rita Ora is being sued by her record label, who are accusing her of breaking her recording contract.
Just six weeks ago, the ‘I Will Never Let You Down’ singer filed her own lawsuit against Jay Z’s Roc Nation record label and management company, claiming the lack of success she’s had as a singer in recent years was down to their negligence.
Roc Nation has now hit back with a countersuit, worth $2.4 million (£1.6 million), insisting that the singer does not have a case.
As reported by Page Six, the lawsuit claims Rita was an “unknown” when they signed her in 2008, and they’ve since been “instrumental in guiding Ms. Ora to her current level of success and fame”, thanks to their “tireless promoting”.
Rita’s still-forthcoming second album has suffered several false-starts over the past 18 months, beginning with the release of the single ‘I Will Never Let You Down’.
Rita and Jay at a Roc Nation event last year
Although the track - produced and written by her then-boyfriend, Calvin Harris - topped the UK singles chart, she then revealed that he’d refused her the rights to perform it live during US TV appearances, following their split.
Since then, several tracks have been teased as the album’s lead single, including ‘Poison’ and ‘Body On Me’, the latter of which provoked a controversy, when she chose to work with Chris Brown, criticism which she brushed off in the lead-up to the track’s release.