Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss is speaking out about her decision to pursue legal action against Kim Zolciak for the song she produced for Kim, ‘Don’t Be Tardy For The Party.’ Kandi, along with co-writer Rodney Richards (Don Vito), are seeking “damages for copyright infringement due to Defendants’ unauthorized and unlawful licensing, distribution and sale of Plaintiffs’ creative works,” the suit states.
Kandi spoke with Hip Hollywood and revealed that she had to file a lawsuit against Kim because TuneCore said it would be the only way Kandi could get them to take the song down from iTunes. “It’s time for the whole ordeal to be over,” Kandi says. “I asked TuneCore to take the song down in December 2012. They did. Kim sent an affidavitto put it back up, which they did. TuneCore then informed me that in order for the song to be taken down permanently I would need to file suit to have it removed.”
Kandi explains that the lawsuit was a last resort. ”I never wanted to go that route but after being told that it is the only way to get the song removed, I had no other choice….This is not a publicity stunt. I no longer wish for anyone to benefit from the work that Don Vito and I created.”
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