By: Taren Vaughan
The Kandi Burruss Kim Zolciak feud is still on and popping. Kandi and Kim’s relationship hadn’t been quite right ever since Kim made her comments about Kandi’s new house. And their beef continued after Kandi accused Kim of stealing her baby name. Kandi and Kim’s feud has now gotten legal as Kandi hit Kim with a lawsuit over the single ‘Tardy for the Party’. Kandi explained why she was suing Kim while Kim called BS on the whole thing, saying that it is all just a publicity stunt that Kandi is trying to pull. Kandi has shared her side and now Kim’s camp is coming forward in her defense and says that there are a few things you should know about this lawsuit of Kandi’s.
In a released statement, Kim’s rep Mike Paul says that the lawsuit that Kandi is filing against Kim is “without merit”. And as far as how Kandi handled things when it came to the song, Paul says Kandi was ‘messy’ with it and questions why Kandi waited so long to pull something like this on Kim. Mike Paul also says that the all the facts should be known and he credits Kim and her daughter for being the original creators of the song before Kandi even became apart of the show. Kim’s rep also thinks that the timing of Kandi’s lawsuit seemed very suspicious as Kandi is said to be attempting to launch her own spinoff.
Here’s the statement that was released by Kim’s rep Mike Paul:
The lawsuit led by Kandi Burruss and Rodney Richard aka Don Vito against Kim Zolciak-Biermann over the song “Tardy For The Party” is without merit and suspicious in its timing. We also find the handling of the lawsuit by another cast member on the show, and the timing of Kandi’s attempt to launch her own spinoff reality show, raises serious questions about the true motives behind the filing this lawsuit for alleged record royalties due from a song that was released over three and a half years ago.
The song was created by four people who share in the royalties: Kim, her daughter (who co-wrote the original song in season one of the RHOA show before Kandi joined the show in season two) Kandi and Don Vito. To date, Kim has written checks to Kandi and Don Vito in excess of $23,000. In fact, we believe that Kim may have overpaid a portion of their share to date based on the actual record sales.
It is clear to us the lawsuit was brought solely for the purpose of publicity because the facts are not in Kandi’s favor. Kandi Burruss and her legal team are well aware of the truth regarding the song and the payments Kandi and Don Vito received from Kim. That is a clear fact.
But we find the greatest truth in the fact that Kandi Burruss has been in the music business for many years and it appears she has made many mistakes in dealing with the song. We assume this has been a major lesson for Kandi. Maybe focusing on her next 15 minutes of fame should not have been the priority for Kandi versus three and a half years after the song was released, Kandi realizing she handled all aspects of the song in a very sloppy and messy way. We understand it is not the first time either. As Kandi is also a music industry veteran, it is also a shame.
Kim Zolciak isn’t the only one that has something to say about Kandi Burruss as the winner from season one of Kandi’s competition show The Kandy Factory Matthew Solomon put her on blast for not holding up her end of the deal for him winning on the show, which included him receiving a song written by Kandi and having a music video produced by Kandi’s team, in tweets obtained by Rhymes with Snitch:
“Haven’t heard from Kandi since the show. Sorry you can’t download my song. Wow Kandi, I got you a new season and u lied about what u promised. Using Kim for press.”