BH Buzz: Roc Nation Countersues Rita Ora For $2.4 Million

February 1, 2016 By Jordan Miller

Plus, Adele’s tour might get filmed for a movie, Justin Bieber hit up a gay club and new music premieres.


■ Roc Nation is countersuing Rita Ora for $2.4 million for breaking her recording contract and failing to deliver four more albums.

The suit comes six weeks after Ora filed one of her own against Roc Nation because she feels the company pushed her aside to focus on representing professional athletes. RN claims they’ve spent over $2 million developing and marketing Ora’s still-unreleased second album, delivering only one of the five promised albums since 2008. They note Ora was “unknown” when they signed her and have “tirelessly promoted [her] career, investing millions of dollars in marketing, recording and other costs, which was instrumental in guiding Ms. Ora to her current level of success and fame.”

Ora filed suit in California, but Roc Nation filed theirs in Manhattan because her contract specifies that any litigation between the parties must take place in New York.

Ora’s attorney said “Jay Z has personally and graciously promised Rita complete freedom from Roc Nation, and are hammering out the final details. “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,” King said. [Page Six]

■ That one time Justin Bieber was spotted at a gay club.

Justin Bieber in the house @clubcobra!!! Take that!!! #clubcobra #noho #justinbieber #boom

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■ Right off the heels of BreatheHeavy’s exploration into the missing-in-action pop doc, a source told Daily Star that there might be a new concert doc from Adele in the future.

“There is huge interest in a feature film of Adele’s tour,” the source said. “It would undoubtedly be a huge box office hit around the world. Adele has provisionally agreed to cameras filming her, but she is unsure whether she will be able to cope as the tour drags on.”

“She is incredibly private and is already suffering with nerves ahead of going on the road,” the so-called insider continues. “But at the same time she is keen to document a part of her music legacy. Adele is a worldwide phenomenon, so it’s obvious a movie release would be a massive money-spinner. Everyone is on board to make it happen, but at the end of the day it is all going to come down to Adele’s say-so.” [Daily Star]

■ Justin Bieber’s “Love Yourself” replaces his own “Sorry” for the new No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. [Billboard]

■ Looks like Tyler, The Creator might also be on Kanye West’s SWISH, or so it appears that way after a look at this Instagram shot. Peep ‘Ye’s infamous scribbled notepad in his hands.

Wolf gang in the building ??? #Waves 2|11|16

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■ Kendrick Lamar’s Top Dawg Entertainment label head Anthony Tiffith is not happy with the new RIAA streaming rule and took to Twitter to share his frustration.

■ Halsey – “Colors” live at the Fonda.

■ Emblem 3 – “Now”

■ Jordan Fisher – “Counterfeit”

■ Lil Jon released a Get Loose remix EP:

■ Santigold announces tour dates:

Did we leave anything out?