Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kim Zolciak claims the lawsuit filed against her by fellow housewife Kandi Burruss has “no merit.” Zolciak claims she’s already paid Kandi over $23,000 in royalties for “Tardy for the Party.”
Zolciak’s rep, Mike Paul stated that, “The lawsuit has absolutely no merit. Kim’s attorney and accountant have double and triple checked everything that she’s done.”
“Kandi’s work in dealing with the entire business side of the song was sloppy and messy. You can’t then say after the fact that you should have done this and you should have done that.”
“The timing is extremely suspicious for a number of reasons. The song is almost four years old, why now?”
Kandi Burruss filed a lawsuit against Kim Zolciak for copyright infringement. Burrus is claiming she wrote the song and hasn’t received adequate compensation.
Paul stated, “The facts are extremely important so that the story is clear. It was a song that was created originally by Kim and her daughter four years ago, during season one, before Kandi even joined the cast.”
“Then a year and a half later in season two they decided to take that song and change it. It wasn’t some new song written from scratch.” The press release for the song lists four people as being involved in the creation of the song and deserves to be paid, Kim, her daughter, Kandi Burruss and Don Vito.
Paul said, “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 o the actual record sales.”
“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. Two days before the reunion show is taped, the lawsuit lands on Kim’s desk, awfully suspicious timing.”
“I’m a PR expert, so here’s my advice to Kandi: When you ask the media microscope to be on you, be careful what you ask for, because it sees all of your business, all of your mistakes, all of your slop. You brought on the lawsuit, we didn’t. We’re just responding to it.”
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