Jay Z’s Roc Nation has countersued artist Rita Ora.

In December, Ora fired the first shot, filing a lawsuit against Roc Nation to get out of her contract. Ora stated she’d been “orphaned” from the “diminished” record label which was left with “only a handful” of “superstar artists.” (That roster includes Kanye West and Rihanna.) She also claims Jay Z’s focus has turned to other pursuits, from his sports agency to Tidal.

Now Roc Nation has responded with a lawsuit of their own, suing Ora for breaking her recording contract and failing to deliver promised albums. The pop singer delivered her first American album, Ora, in 2012.

Roc Nation’s civil suit, filed on January 29th in Manhattan, wants $2.4 million back from the pop singer, saying they have spent “not less than $2,353,500” on Ora’s sophomore album (which has yet to see the light of day).

The label adds they’ve “tirelessly” promoted Ora since signing her in 2008, when she was an “unknown singer,” and have invested millions of dollars in her career “which was instrumental in guiding Ms. Ora to her current level of success and fame.”

But is there really bad blood between Ora and Jay Z?

In a statement, Ora’s attorney Howard King tells USA TODAY “we believe that Roc Nation’s distributor, Sony Music, has required Roc Nation to file this action to preserve whatever rights Sony might have pending resolution.”

“Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, the details of which are now being finalized,” he said.

(Source -usatoday.com)