Praise. After being stuck in limbo for seven years, JoJo has finally taken the proper steps to get out of her jail-like deal with Blackground Records.
According to the New York Daily News, JoJo has filed a lawsuit against Da Family Records and Blackground Records claiming that under New York State law, minors cannot sign contracts that last more than seven years.
JoJo and her parents signed a contract in 2004 when she was 12. She argues that her contract was up in March 2011.
The 22-year-old has had a highly-publicized battle with her label and has not released a commercial album since 2006′s The High Road.
She recorded her third album and even shot the packaging, but the label would never give her a release date. “Blackground Records lost their distribution deal through Interscope, and if you can get the answer from them on why that happened, that would be a miracle,” JoJo told BuzzFeed in May.
In the meantime, she has released two free mixtapes including 2010′s ‘Can’t Take That Away From Me‘ and 2012′s ‘Agápē.’
Her fans have written to Blackground and organized “Free JoJo” movements on Twitter to bring awareness to her label situation.