Kandi Burruss SUING Kim Zolciak Over ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ Royalties & Fees!

Kim Zolciak, Kandi Burruss

Several years after its release, Real Housewives of Atlanta Star Kandi Burruss is suing Kim Zolciak for non-payment over the song, ‘Don’t Be Tardy.’ Kandi is finally taking action against her former friend who has used the song to reap financial rewards and fuel her spin-off shows on Bravo. RHOA captured Kandi writing and producing the song before Kim came in to record “her part.” Several times Kandi tried to collect money Kim owed her for royalties and production/writing fees, and Kim always seemed to have an excuse as to why Kandi never got her cut.

Courthouse News reports that Kandi filed a lawsuit in the federal court claiming Kim “illegally licensed and distributed a song” Kandi wrote with co-plaintiff Rodney Richard. ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ was also removed from iTunes because of legal issues; but has been reinstated with new album artwork!

The money Kim owes Kandi for ‘Don’t Be Tardy’ has been an ongoing feud between the former friends for awhile. It has been a topic of conversation on Watch What Happens Live and RHOA Reunions, where Kandi has been visibly upset about Kim not paying her royalties and a producer fee. I’m thinking the RHOA Reunion is going to be VERY interesting, because Kim will be attending!

Are YOU surprised Kandi is suing Kim?

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