Kim Zolciak may sing “don’t be tardy for the party,” but Kandi Burruss is saying don’t be tardy in paying me my money!
The producer and songwriter has just filed a lawsuit against her former Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star for copyright infringement over the hit song “Tardy For The Party.”
According to reports, Buruss claims she produced and co-wrote the song for Zolciak however she failed to receive proper compensation. Now, she and co-writer Rodney Richards are seeking “damages for copyright infringement due to Defendants’ unauthorized and unlawful licensing, distribution and sale of Plaintiffs’ creative works, namely a sound recording embodying a performance of a musical composition entitled ‘Tardy for the Party.’”
The lawsuit goes on to say the defendants “marketed and sold the Infringing Single in various formats (e.g., compact disc, downloadable audio track, DVD, etc) and through various websites, all without Plaintiffs’ license, consent or authorization.”
Burruss, who is being represented by fellow RHOA star Phaedra Parks, is seeking punitive damages, attorneys fees and a jury trial. Along with suing Kim, she’s has also filed a lawsuit against TuneCore, a company which distributes music to online retailers.
Meanwhile, Zolciak is gearing up for the premiere of her spin-off show, which conveniently shares the same name as the record in discussion. Tardy for the Party is schedule to debut on April 16 at 9 p.m. on Bravo.
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