Kim Zolciak is currently at odds with her former friend and The Real Housewives of Atlanta co-star Kandi Burruss over her hit "Tardy For The Party." Kandi recently filed documents to sue Kim over what she claims was Kim's failure to properly pay her for her work on the track. Now, Kim is responding.
On March 20, Kim's rep released a statement to Juicy Magazine which read, "The lawsuit for, '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." Kandi's spin-off is set to debut next month, just weeks after she filed the suit.
"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," the statement continued. "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."
Kim's rep is very firm in his statement and feels as though Kandi's accusations are without merit. In addition to that, the rep claims that any issues she may have are her own fault. "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."