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Rita Ora Is Suing Roc Nation? Says Label is ‘Diminished’

Within the last year Roc Nation has made some power moves. Between signing lyrical genius, rapper Fabolous and venturing into the sports management industry, many can say Jay Z’s label has been a success.

Well, maybe one person may not agree and that’s Rita Ora. The “Body on Me” singer is far from happy with the label. In fact, there have been reports stating that Rita Ora is suing Roc Nation.

According to the lawsuit:

“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.”

A report in Us Weekly states that Ora feels Roc Nation isn’t taking care of their artists because the company is too busy dipping into sports management. The lawsuit also stated that Ora felt “orphaned” by the “diminished” label.

Allegedly the “How We Do” singer has been self-funding her projects; paying for her own videos, TV appearances and recording costs.

Rita Ora is filing under California’s “seven-year rule.” This is a section under the labor law in which a court cannot enforce a contract after seven years of signing to a label.

California’s “seven-year rule” may work in Ora’s favor. She signed with Roc Nation in 2008, reaching the seven-year mark. According to Rolling Stone  when this type if lawsuit is filed it usually leads to renegotiation or a settlement.

Do you think Roc Nation has abandoned Rita Ora? Does she have a right to sue for

Hip Hop Power Move News: Jay Z Bids for Aspiro and Lil Wayne Suing Birdman Taking Nicki Minaj and Drake

The Carters are about to change the hip hop game and we don’t mean Jay and Bey. Jay Z and Lil Wayne have started off the new year making some major power moves in the hip hop industry.

By now you’ve heard the news; Jay Z made a $56M bid for Swedish music steaming company Asprio. A few weeks ago rumors of the hip hop mogul’s purchase of New York City radio station Hot 97 surfaced, but he shot down those rumors immediately.

Apparently the news was on the right track, with the wrong information. Jay Z’s new business venture is a major move for the hip hop industry. If the “Holy Grail” rapper’s bid goes through, that means he has the power to change they way people stream music.

In other news Lil Wayne is suing his mentor/father figure Birdman. He wants $51 M and his release from Cash Money. To add insult to injury Weezy is also hinting at taking Drake and Nicki Minaj along with the money and his contract.

Another strong move in hip hop – why? Nicki Minaj and Drake have been at the top of the charts for almost 6 years strong. If Lil Wayne is released from his contract and takes his fellow rappers with him, the Young Money founder will have one of the strongest units in hip hop for his new venture (what ever that may be).

You have to admit, if this actually happens this will go down in hip hop history.

Cash Money’s deteriorating roster started with rapper Tyga in October 2014 when was interviewed by Vibe Magazine. Will the Cash Money franchise survive with the loss of Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and Drake?

Jay Z bids for Aspiro and Lil Wayne suing Birdman taking Nicki Minaj and Drake, do you think the Carters are making some major power moves in hip hop news?

Jay Z Fashion Evolution: From Baggy Jeans to Blazers

Jay Z has come a long way from the days of makeshift videos on a yacht with former business partner and friend Damon Dash.

In addition to taking his career to one of the highest levels in hip hop, Jay Z’s fashion also had an evolution.

Many remember when the Brooklyn native made his debut, nothing but baggy jeans, Tims, Airforces and and fitted caps filled his closets.

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Jay Z’s fashion sense has certainly changed over the years.

Although initially, in the mid- 2000s hip hop fans weren’t feeling his grown man approach to his new wardrobe, eventually other rappers followed suite and also began wearing fitted pants and blazers.

 

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Whether his pants are sagging or he’s sporting a suit, Jay Z continues to be one of the greatest rappers and businessmen in hip hop history.