Don’t Be Tardy With My Money

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Kandi Burruss is finally taking Kim Zolciak to court to get what she’s owed. The Real Housewives of Atlanta fans know that it was Burruss who wrote Kim’s novelty hit, “Don’t Be Tardy For The Party,” only she was never properly compensated. Kandi initially wanted to put it all behind her, but now she is going after what’s hers.

Randy Ho of Access Atlanta reports:

In the lawsuit filed Tuesday in the United States District Court of the Northern District of Georgia, Burruss and co-writer Rodney Richards are seeking “damages for 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. ‘ “

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.

Sing it with me: Don’t be tardy with my money, no, no, no.

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