Kim Zolciak doesn’t think money has anything to do with the real reason that Kandi Burruss is suing her over “Tardy For The Party.” It’s all about the ratings.
A rep for Kim released a statement accusing Kandi of filing against her former friend as “a publicity stunt.” And that’s not all, despite the fact that “Tardy For The Party” has been a huge hit for Kim thanks to Kandi’s help, the former “RHOA” star said Kandi did a pretty poor job on the song.
“Kandi discusses her expertise in the music business and how she has the most experience in dealing with the writing of songs, which includes contracts and protecting herself,” Kim’s rep told the New York Daily News. “Based on what we’ve seen with this particular song, everything she’s done is very sloppy and messy.”
After three and a half years since the song’s initial release, Kim’s camp doesn’t believe that Kandi really has a case. “There’s no merit to this case,” Kim’s rep said. “The perception that Kandi and her co-writer are giving is that they have been paid nothing for the song and that Kim is inexperienced and holding out. All of those things are just the opposite.”
In the past, Kandi has confronted Kim about not getting all the money she was owed from her work on the song, which was originally written by Kim’s daughter Brielle. However, a statement from Kim’s rep claims that both Kandi and her co-writer Rodney Richard have both been paid more than $23,000 for “Tardy For The Party.”
From what Kandi told HipHollywood.com, the suit isn’t just about money that she may still be owed from the song, though. She wants to keep from Kim from making any more money from the dance track, and after all this time on the market she thinks it’s about time for the song to be yanked.
“It’s time for the whole ordeal to be over. I asked TuneCore to take the song down in December 2012. They did,” Kand revealed. “Kim sent an affidavit to 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.”
If she had it her way, Kandi would much rather not have taken Kim to court of the song. “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,” Kandi said before denying Kim’s accusations that the legal action is just meant to drive rartings. “This is not a publicity stunt. I no longer wish for anyone to benefit from the work that Don Vito and I created.”