In the fall of 2009, Kim Zolciak released “Tardy for the Party,” the first single of her singing career. Fans of the Real Housewives of Atlanta watched as she worked and often clashed with the song’s writer Kandi Burruss. According to Radar Online, they’re planning to square-off again, this time in court.
Burruss, along with her “Tardy” writing partner, Rodney Richard, are suing Zolciak over alleged copyright infringement.
Georgia court documents, filed by RHOA star Phaedra Parks, state “Defendants marketed and sold the infringing single in various formats (e.g., compact disc, downloadable audio track, DVD, etc.) and through various websites, all without Plaintiffs’ license, consent or authorization.”
Burruss is also seeking more information about the single and the revenue it spawned for the former Housewife. In addition, Burruss wants a retraining order on future sales and requests “the destruction of all copies of the infringing single and any other product of the Defendant’s that infringe [on the] Plaintiffs’ copyrights.” The Plaintiffs also want punitive damages, attorneys fees and a trial by jury.
Shortly after Burruss and Zolciak’s disagreement aired, Burruss wrote about it on her blog for Bravo—although sharing a much different sentiment then. “I hardly got anything from ‘Tardy for the Party,'” wrote Burruss. “That is the truth. I am not mad about it. I really blame myself because I didn’t handle my business correctly.”