Kandi Burruss has finally decided to sue former “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast mate Kim Zolciak. As some of you may recall Kandi assisted Kim in garnering a #1 dance single when she wrote and helped her record “Tardy For The Party.” Burruss did the song as a favor to Kim and was not paid fully or given credit for any royalties for the record.
Four years and three seasons later, we’re not sure what took Burruss so long, but Kandi has given up on believe Kim Zolciak would be a dear friend and pay up!
In her lawsuit against Kim, Kandi files copyright infringement as the reason for the filing. She believes Kim unlawfully licensed, distributed and sold the song. In fact, Kim garnered a spin-off reality show titled, “Don’t Be Tardy For The Wedding”, a countdown special to her wedding to NFL player Kroy Biermann back in 2010. And now, she will had gotten another reality show, “Don’t Be Tardy,” set to premiere next month, April 16th.
And you’re not going to guess who is representing Kandi? Another housewife, Ms. Phaedra Parks herself. Hilarious!
It didn’t take long for Kim to respond though.
In response to Kandi’s suit Kim tweeted, “If I owed her money why did she do another song!
#GTFOH…Kandi tried to pull the song down in Dec on iTunes but after I showed documents and proved points song was immediately put back up.”
She also tells Too Fab, “This is nothing short of a publicity stunt, I find this lawsuit funny yet sad. Coming after me now and this song is 4 years old? I have in fact overpaid Kandi and have documents to prove it and my legal team will handle this accordingly.”
Kim’s lawyer, Darrell Miller, adds “I cannot imagine it’s anything more than a publicity stunt as it doesn’t appear to be enough money at issue to make a case.”
We’ll keep you posted on how this turns out.
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