Written by Sara Bordon, February 2, 2016

Hip hop icon Jay Z and his record label RocNation have launched legal action against his former protégé, Rita Ora.

The company are suing the 25-year-old for $3.3 million, claiming she has broken her contract with them and failed to deliver her second album.

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According to legal documents, Rita was contracted for five albums, but since signing with the label in 2008, the singer has only released one.

‘RocNation has 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,’ the documents state.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 13: Rapper/musical artist and producer Jay Z attends the NBA game between the Miami Heat and the Los Angeles Clippers at Staples Center on January 13, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Victor Decolongon/Getty Images)

This lawsuit comes just six weeks after Rita filed her own lawsuit against the label, seeking a judgement that the agreement she signed when she was 18 violates Californian law.

After this first lawsuit was filed, Jay Z reportedly called the singer and gave her the opportunity to leave.

‘He said he’s happy to let her go. He called her the day we filed and graciously said she didn’t need to file,’ her lawyer revealed.

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While Jay Z, 46, may have a soft spot for Rita, it seems RocNation’s lawyers don’t – if the whopping lawsuit is any indication!

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