Kim Zolciak has released an official press statement via her representative Mike Paul of MGP & Associates PR in response to being sued by Kandi Burruss for “Tardy for the Party.”
The lawsuit led by Kandi Burruss and Rodney Richard aka Don Vito against Kim Zolciak-Biermann over the song “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.
The song was created by four people who share in the royalties: Kim, her daughter (who co-wrote the original song in season one of the RHOA show before Kandi joined the show in season two) Kandi and Don Vito. 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.
But we find the greatest truth in the fact that Kandi Burruss has been in the music business for many years and it appears she has made many mistakes in dealing with the song. 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…
You can read the full statement here.
There’s so much drama surrounding these housewives shows that at times it’s hard to keep up with who’s suing whom! Before one of you (ALLEGED) grown ass fools want to file a lawsuit against a viewer for giving THEIR opinion and watching this train wreck of a show, maybe you “ladies” should think twice before you do stuff like this
for ratings/hype and make fools out of yourselves!
Kandi, When you were crying with that shaky voice of yours, on season whatever reunion, discussing the money situation with Kim; you two concluded that you would let the attorney’s take care if it. Obviously, as Kim said, her attorney asked what she was doing by splitting the money the way she was with you because your greedy ass was taking too much! Unless you are a producer who likes to financially rape people, you know damn well that no producer ever gets 50%! If anything you made out like a bandit! You got to get your name out there again! Record your single and whatever else you were recording AND got a spin-off (yawn)!
Before you rock that mouth back and forth and say, “Excuse me, I have a Grammy and I’ve been famous for some time.. blah blah blah! Let’s get real for a minute; had you not been on The Real Housewives of Atlanta and produced Tardy For The Party, the majority of viewers wouldn’t know who you are. Believe it or not Kandi, many people DID NOT know who you were, sure we knew Xscape, but we didn’t know you!
For starters let’s talk about Matthew Solomon, the winner of Kandi’s The Kandi Factory, he’s claiming that he never received his grand prize and hasn’t heard from Kandi since filming, despite her show getting picked up for a full season. Read Matthew’s timeline, it’s quite interesting.
Let’s not forget about Lawrence and his song Closet Freak, remember Lawrence alleges that he wasn’t paid, to top that off Lawrence just tweeted:
So not only did Kandi attempt to pull Kim’s song, she has now pulled Lawrence’s song from iTunes. SMDH! Kandi’s response to Lawrence after his appearance and confession on Hair Stylists Tell All, was he didn’t make money because he didn’t want to pay for Kandi to promote it. Really? Where were was Kandi going to promote the song? Twitter? Kandi Koated Nights? Facebook? YouTube?
For a while your timeline was practicality an advertisement. Don’t you know if you would have tweeted about Closet Freak, you would have been promoting yourself too?
See where I am going? It appears Kandi has issues with people and business. The way it looks to me is, now this my opinion, you used Lawrence, Matthew, and Kim to showcase what your team could do, you and your greed have failed them on every level.
The best course of action for The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss would be to drop the lawsuit against Kim, pay Lawrence what he’s owed and make good on the promises made to Matthew, otherwise people will continue to believe that Kadi uses people to make a buck.
Well the people are coming out of the woodwork with complaints against Kandi. Check out these tweets from Melissa Rose Louch one of the contestants on Kandi Factory. Based on these tweets, it appears Kandi got what she wanted from the contestants and left them all high and dry.
And thanks to Joey Sandoval for sending us this little gem:
Special thanks to @MissAmiaSays for contributing to this article.
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