April 28, 2017 | Updated at 07:49 PM EDT The Latest Entertainment & Celebrity News

Kim Zolciak Sued By Kandi Burruss, 'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Lawsuit Over 'Tardy For The Party' (VIDEO)

Zolciak, 34, of Real Housewives Of Atlanta fame is being sued by her castmate Kandi Burruss who wrote the reality star's single Don't Be Tardy For The Party.

By Sonya Magett, EnStars on Mar 14, 2013 11:35 AM EDT
facebook tweet this pin it reddit plus
Sign Up for Newsletter
Kim Zolciak
Kim Zolciak posted this photo on Instagram on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013. (Photo : Instagram/KimZolciak)
Kandi Burruss
'The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star Kandi Burruss (Photo : Bravotv.com)

Kim Zolciak asked her loved ones to not be tardy for her wedding, but it seems she has been tardy with paying up.

The 34-year-old, of Real Housewives of Atlanta fame, is being sued by her former co-star Kandi Burruss who wrote the reality star's single Don't Be Tardy For The Party

Burruss, 36, claimed copyright infringement over the song she wrote. The Grammy Award-winning former Xscape singer is represented by her Housewives co-star Phaedra Parks, who is one of Atlanta's famed entertainment attorneys.

Burruss filed a lawsuit on Tuesday, according to a report. The petition stated that Zolciak commercially released the singe record without Burruss' "authorization, license or consent."

Zolciaks also "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," according to the petition.

Burruss requested the right to have the fees calculated through accounting to figure out how much money has been made off of the dance hit, and requested a temporary restraining order to prevent future sales of the single. She is also seeking punitive damages, attorney fees and a jury trial.

Burruss blogged about Zolciak not paying her for the song in October of 2010.

"I hardly got anything from Tardy for the Party. That is the truth," Burruss wrote. "I am not mad about it. I really blame myself because I didn't handle my business correctly."

Burruss and Zolciak went on tour together to promote the iTunes hit and it was documented during season 3 of RHOA. The title for the song Don't Be Tardy for the Party was the inspiration for Zolciak's spin-off reality show on Bravo Don't Be Tardy for the Wedding, which aired in April of 2012. 

Burruss revealed in a recent Housewives episode that Zolciak, who welcomed a son last year, stole the name Kash from her. In the March 3 episode Burruss said she was disappointed with Zolciak for using the same name she had planned to use when she has another child.

Burruss wrote about the name-stealing on her blog on BravoTV.com.

"I've had a list of names in my phone for a few years for if I ever had another child. Kash was one of the names," Burruss wrote. "When Todd and I got together, I showed it to him and we said that if we had a baby, Kash would be the name we would use. When we moved into this house we even had a room that we told everyone would be Kash's room.

"Todd would even make jokes about tattooing Kash on him. It was the on-going joke and conversation amongst my friends. Well, you can imagine how shocked I was when I found out Kim named her son Kash. Oh well!"

Watch the video of Zolciak perform Don't Be Tardy for the Party with Burruss in the video below.

© 2017 Enstarz, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.

  • SEARCH ENSTARS

Latest News

Final Fantasy 15 At Tokyo Game Show 2016

'Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age' trailer released ahead July launch

A trailer for "Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age" has been released ahead of its debut in July.

Acer Iconia Dual Touch Screen

Acer Predator Triton 700: Super thin laptop armed with unusual features

Acer has released Predator Triton 700 that is super thin and is armed with some unusual features.

Harry Styles Gets Intimate With Fans

Harry Style Choose Intimate Venues For His Fans Rather Than The Usual Large Stadiums

Although the "Sign of the Times" hitmaker is used to monstrous stadiums, it was reported that he will get intimate with his fans this time.

Jennifer Lopez supported by Alex Rodriguez and Marc Anthony

Jennifer Lopez Receives Support From Ex-Husband Marc Anthony & New Man Alex Rodriguez: JLo's Billboard Latin Music Awards Performance A Success!

Apparently, Lopez is getting the support she needs from two men, her former husband Marc Anthony and new boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez.

United Airlines

Officers say United Airlines passenger David Dao's actions were violent

New updates from the recent United Airlines incident include the officials' statement saying the passenger who was removed from the plane had used violent actions towards them.

Real Time Analytics