Oh, Kim Zolciack-Biermann… the wig doth protest too much!
A week after Kandi Burruss filed a lawsuit against Kim in federal court over royalties, non-payment, and rights to use the song 'Tardy For The Party,' Kim continues to desperately exonerate herself by slamming Kandi in the media and on twitter. Among other things, Kim has called Kandi a famewhore seeking publicity and a liar. Kandi has not commented.
Going one step further, the Don't Be Tardy star put out an official press release giving her perspective on the lawsuit. It is of no surprise that Kim takes no responsibility and accuses Kandi of lies and negligence. Furthermore this is the most professional (ha!) press release ever. Is Brielle not only Kim's songwriter but her PR rep too?
"The lawsuit led by Kandi Burruss and Rodney Richard aka Don Vito against Kim Zolciak-Biermann over the song 'Tardy For The Party' is without merit and suspicious in its timing," Kim's official statement begins.
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"We also find the handling of the lawsuit by another cast member on the show [Real Housewives of Atlanta], and the timing of Kandi's attempt to launch her own spinoff reality show, raises serious questions about the true motives behind the filing this lawsuit for alleged record royalties due from a song that was released over three and a half years ago."
Kim is referring to Phaedra Parks being on the legal team representing Kandi. Kandi's spinoff, The Kandi Factory, debuts April 9th and Don Vito will be included in the show. Kandi was reportedly waiting to file suit over copyright issues.
Kim's statement continues:
"The song was created by four people who share in the royalties: Kim, her daughter (who co-wrote the original song in season one of the RHOA show before Kandi joined the show in season two) Kandi and Don Vito. To date, Kim has written checks to Kandi and Don Vito in excess of $23,000. In fact, we believe that Kim may have overpaid a portion of their share to date based on the actual record sales."
Kandi's lawsuit alleges TFTP has sold over 100,000 copies.
"It is clear to us the lawsuit was brought solely for the purpose of publicity because the facts are not in Kandi's favor," the statement continues. "Kandi Burruss and her legal team are well aware of the truth regarding the song and the payments Kandi and Don Vito received from Kim. That is a clear fact."
Kandi maintains she received a one-time $4,000 payment from Kim.
And here's where Kim gets into insulting Kandi's profession yet again!
"But we find the greatest truth in the fact that Kandi Burruss has been in the music business for many years and it appears she has made many mistakes in dealing with the song. We assume this has been a major lesson for Kandi."
"Maybe focusing on her next 15 minutes of fame should not have been the priority for Kandi versus three and a half years after the song was released, Kandi realizing she handled all aspects of the song in a very sloppy and messy way. We understand it is not the first time either. As Kandi is also a music industry veteran, it is also a shame."
BWHAHAHAHA – unprofessional much, Kim? I mean, Kandi isn't going around insulting Kim's profession
of gold-digging, getting evicted, lying, taking advantage of people, auto-tuning, mistressing, and wig-wearing is she? But we are!
I have to say, how much is NeNe Leakes laughing her hair bleach off right now? She tried to warn Kandi about Kim all along and she was right! Kim, Kim, Kim… we await how this will play out in court.
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SO, TELL US – TEAM KANDI OR TEAM KIM? IS KIM PROTESTING TOO MUCH?