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Jay Z's Roc Nation Files $2.3 Million Counter Suit Against Rita Ora — But A Settlement May Be In The Near Future

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Rita Ora & Jay Z lawsuit

Last month Rita Ora filed a lawsuit against Jay Z's Roc Nation citing a lack of attention to her music and career.

Now, the entertainment company is firing back with a counter suit asking for $2.3 million in damages due to the British singer breaching her five-album contract.

The cross-complaint filed on Friday in California Superior Court says the company has "tirelessly promoted" the British beauty's career — spending millions of dollars to record and promote her 2012 album Ora.

Related: Rita's Nips Cover Lui Magazine!

Roc Nation is asking for that money back PLUS the damages for the four albums that weren't delivered.

Yikes.

However, it looks like things might not get too messy as Ora's attorney, Howard King, says there is settlement in the works being arranged privately between his client and the company.

According to King, Jay Z even called Miz Ora personally to say everything was cool and she would be released from her contract:

"We're in the process of finalizing those details. [Jay Z] could not have been more gracious. It was just a little twist, because Jay Z, we are told, has to answer to Sony Music, so that's been the hangup in having this go away. But we're confident that Jay can resolve whatever he has to with Sony Music."

So it sounds like the counter suit was just Sony protecting itself, but now they can move forward with deciding on a resolution.

[Image via WENN.]

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How Did Rihanna's ANTI Go Platinum Already If It's Available For Free?!

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This is shady!

Rihanna is celebrating a platinum designation after ANTI, her eighth studio album, was deemed a massive seller this week by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA)… but wait a second!!

Photo: Rihanna Owns The Most Extravagant Pair Of Headphones

The album, of course, was released for free on Jay Z's music service Tidal — so how could fans have bought one million copies elsewhere if they could just get it there?!

After all, it's only been 24 hours, the RIAA's tracking week isn't even over, and there's no way the album has already sold 1 million legitimate copies!

But maybe there's something else going on

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Rihanna Is Giving Anti Away For Free!!! Find Out How To Get Your Copy HERE!

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This is not a drill!

As we reported, TIDAL "accidentally" leaked Rihanna's new album ANTI for three minutes. While some were able to preview the songs, most were only able to see screenshots of the tracklist.

Related: Rihanna Has The Most Rihanna Pair Of Headphones!

Well it looks like that leak may not have been such an accident after all.

The singer's eighth studio album has been OFFICIALLY released on Jay Z's streaming service!

AND she's giving it away for free!!! CLICK HERE to get your free copy!!!

[Image via WENN.]

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A Few Lucky TIDAL Users Were Able To Stream Rihanna's New Album ANTI For Three Whole Minutes!

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Someone at TIDAL is getting fired!

As we reported, sources say Rihanna's highly-anticipated album ANTI will drop this week — days earlier than its scheduled February 12 release.

Related: Rihanna Flaunts Her Figure In A White Bikini!

However, RiRi's team didn't plan for the CD to debut RIGHT NOW.

On Wednesday, the LP mysteriously leaked on Jay Z's streaming service for three entire minutes.

Before it was taken down, fans were able to see the official tracklist for the 27-year-old's eighth album.

It is

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This Stinks! Manufacturer Sues Jay Z Over His Fragrance Sales!

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His Gold Jay Z line hasn't been selling well at all.

Parlux Fragrances says their business stinks thanks to Jay Z!

The scent manufacturer is suing the music mogul, claiming the 46-year-old didn't really try to push their product like he promised.

The hitmaker had a licensing agreement with the company, in which he allowed Parlux to use his name and image for the 2013 cologne line Gold Jay Z.

Related: Tidal Charges Credit Cards Of Cancelled Accounts!

But the way it's been selling — or rather, not selling — it probably should have been called Bronze Jay Z.

That's because the manufacturer is saying Beyoncé's husband was supposed to have a more active role in promoting the brand.

Apparently, the famous father declined to do promotional appearances at Macy's, in Women's Wear Daily, or on Good Morning America.

And, they claim the artist skipped out on meetings for follow-up fragrances, which is why those new products never hit store shelves.

He also supposedly passed on posting about the cologne on social media.

But we're betting Jay wishes he had taken the three seconds to craft a few 140-character tweets now, because Parlux is asking for a pretty penny!

The company says Gold Jay Z should have raked in $50 million within two years, but instead retailers are returning the fragrances!

They're suing for $18 million in damages.

[Image via Will Alexander/WENN.]

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Tidal Kept Charging The Credit Cards Of Many Users Who Closed Their Accounts — See The Streaming Service's Apology HERE!

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Oops!

Recently, Tidal made a BIG mistake when they accidentally charged a whole slew of former users' credit cards without their permission!

Somehow, former customers of the streaming service started to see charges pop up on their cards for $19.99 — which just happens to be the same price as the company's hi-fi subscription every month.

Video: Beyoncé & Jay Z Sing Holy Grail At The Tidal Concert

Thankfully, Jay Z's company quickly made up for the mistake and sent an e-mail to people it mistakenly charged, saying:

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