There are new details surfacing regarding the lawsuit between Kim Zolciak and her former friend, Kandi Burruss, over the song ‘Don’t Be Tardy.’ LA LATE reports new, exclusive documents that reveal Kandi has dropped the lawsuit against TuneCore, which is the company that distributes the song, and now is just suing Kim! Kandi also added to the suit. She is suing Kim for improper licensing and unpaid royalties/production fees.
LA LATE obtained Kandi’s 14 page reply to the lawsuit, which states the following; “Throughout much of her Motion, Defendant Zolciak-Biermann makes the patently false and hugely ironic claim that the lawsuit is a mere publicity stunt for Plaintiff Burruss’ new televisionshow. However, Defendant Zolciak-Biermann claim is a classic case of the proverbial ‘pot calling the kettle black,’ as Defendant Zolciak-Biermann is the one who chose to use the disputed work as the title and theme song for her new show, which premiered a week after Plaintiff Burruss’ show.”
“Defendant Zolciak-Biermann continued to make accusations, privately and publicly, that Plaintiff Burruss had somehow taken advantage of Defendant Zolciak-Biermann and her novice status in the music industry. “ Kandi says that she was hurt by Kim’s allegedly false comments. “Being a well-respected music industry veteran and Grammy-award winning producer and songwriter, Plaintiff Burruss took great offense to that accusation, especially coming from a friend.”
LA LATE also spoke to the song’s original writer/producer, who told the site, exclusively, “Well of course Kandi wrote the lyrics. I made the music. Don Vito was friends with Kandi and he and I had a working relationship at that time so he was somewhat of a middle man for the whole thing. To be honest, I’m not really sure what Kim [Zolciak] contributed as a composer/songwriter, if anything at all, but things work out that way sometimes. I know she definitely didn’t compose anything because that was what I brought to the table.”
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