The RHOA reunion is going down today as a matter of fact and as if on cue, Burruss has officially filed a lawsuit against former fellow “housewife” Kim Zolciak (remember her?) seeking damages stemming from “copyright infringement due to Defendants’ unauthorized and unlawful licensing, distribution and sale of Plaintiffs’ creative works, namely a sound recording embodying a performance of a musical composition entitled ‘Tardy for the Party. ‘
It’s about to be a (what?) a GIRL FIGHT!
According to Rodney Ho of the AJC, Burruss and Rodney Richards (aka Don Vito – co-writer of ‘Tardy for the Party”) filed the lawsuit Tuesday in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia seeking damages from Zolciak.
The song, in which Zolciak’s daughter Brielle gets songwriting credit, sold 102,000 copies, the lawsuit said.
This issue was a major plot point on the show season three, which aired in 2010 and 2011. On the show, Burruss complained that Zolciak hadn’t paid her what she was due for her work producing and co-writing the song. The conflict was addressed yet again last year during the season four reunion show though it appeared Burruss was ready to put it behind her.
“That was a learning experience, but I feel like good things have come out of me working with her,” Burruss told Bravo executive and reunion host Andy Cohen.
On last lil interesting tidbit to note is that Burruss’ good friend and fellow “RHOA” cast mate Phaedra Parks is representing Burruss in the lawsuit!
Kim and Kandi recorded the song back in 2009 and as you know, Zolciak has ran with the “Tardy for the Party” catchphrase and has used it often on Bravo (it’s the name of her spinoff show)
Burruss also sued TuneCore, which distributes music to online retailers.
Do you think Kandi will finally get what’s owed to her or is she ‘tardy’ for the lawsuit?
I wonder if all of this will come out on the set of the reunion show?