JoJo Calls Family Record Lawsuit ‘About Business’

Leave (Get Out) singer JoJo made headlines when she filed suit against her record label, Da Family Entertainment, Friday. Today, the singer says it is all “about business”. “I have become a victim of industry politics that honestly have nothing to do with me personally or professionally. Because of this, I am willing to fight for what I love and ultimately for the chance to regain control of my livelihood and my life,” JoJo wrote in a Myspace blog Saturday. “For the past year and a half I’ve been diligently cooperating with my record label(s) so I can have the opportunity to continue with my career and do what I love the most; create music and sing. I’ve been a patient team player and have done everything that was asked and/or expected of me. As you may already know, my record company has been going through a major transition and unfortunately all of the artists on the label have been forced to sit on the sidelines and wait. I exhausted every option and exercised much patience before reaching my final decision to file a formal complaint with the court.” According to documents obtained by TMZ, JoJo’s suit, filed in New Yorks, asks that the label turn her loose and pay $500,000 in compensation for her troubles. Even though the lawsuit is filed, JoJo still appreciates what everyone has done for her but at this point says “this is business”: “I cant wait for the day when I can share the music that me and the album’s contributors have created. I am so anxious to get back to what really matters. I didn’t get into this industry for anything else other than my absolute passion for and love of MUSIC. At 12 years old when my mom and I signed the contracts, I could never have imagined that there would be so many other, far less attractive aspects to this business. However, at the end of the day I hold no animosity towards my record company(s). I learned from an early age that this is a business and it is NOT personal,” says JoJo. JoJo hit the scene in 2004 with the well charting singles “Leave (Get Out)” and “Baby It’s You”. Since then she has released two albums, including 2006s “The High Road” but, has been unable to release her third album “All I Want Is Everything,” an effort featuring production from Danja, Toby Gad and Timbaland.

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