JoJo has been trying trying to leave, get out of her record label contract. Now after years of struggles with Blackground Records, JoJo is free! She sued the label essentially because they have ceased to release or promote her music. So, for her freedom’s sake, she is called on a New Work law that states minors can’t sign contracts lasting more than seven years. A few months ago, she spoke to FADER on the subject.
“Because there is a pending lawsuit, I’m gonna get a call, “You said too much!” So… I know why the caged bird sings, because she freakin has to. But I really do wanna express how I feel about it. And to be honest, I don’t even know. … It’s incredibly depressing. People are reaching out and saying “Why? Why? Why? We love you! Why can’t you come out?” Essentially when people come knocking on your door saying, “Come out and play!” And you’re ready to play. You got your outfit on. You got your backpack on. You got a lunch. But you can’t. I know why the caged bird sings .. because she freakin’ has to.”
She is now signed to Atlantic Records and recording her third full length album. She previously released the mixtape Can’t Take That Away From Me in 2010 and Agápē in 2012. In 2004 she released her self-titled debut and in 2006, her sophomore effort The High Road.