For the record, most who have paid attention to the situation either thought one or two things: 1. it was about time that Kandi went after Kim the money she was never paid for creating/producing the catchy song, or 2. it was all a publicity stunt for Kim and/or Kandi’s new show, especially considering it took almost 2 years for Kandi to file (and the fact that her attorney in the case is her RHOA co-star Phaedra Parks.)
Kandi and Kim were both reportedly banned from mentioning the lawsuit during the Season 5 Reunion Show taping.
Whatever the case, here’s what Kandi has to say about her decision to sue…
It’s time for the whole ordeal to be over. I asked TuneCore to take the song down in December 2012. They did. 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.
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….This is not a publicity stunt. I no longer wish for anyone to benefit from the work that Don Vito and I created.” (source)
Burruss along with the song’s co-writer Rodney Richards (Don Vito) are seeking damages for copyright infringement and Zolciak has stated that she believes the lawsuit is all a publicity stunt.
My question is… If Kandi’s filing of the lawsuit were all for “publicity,” wouldn’t it benefit them both?
I’m thinking that Kandi just wants what’s owed to her and that if it appears on KANDI’s show, then I would say, “MORE POWER TO HER!’ – Shoot… why shouldn’t she ‘double dip’ and get paid TWICE? Once in court from Kroy’s “Kim” account and again by the ratings this would bring?
Bravo Kandi! Get your money….
What’s your vote? Is it all for “publicity” or is Kandi ’bout that dough’?
FYI… Kandi’s The Kandi Factory premieres on Bravo April 9, 2013