Kim has been doing nothing but talking – and trashing Kandi – to the media, on twitter, and with
really badly written and poorly edited PR statements. Now Kandi, represented by fellow Real Housewives of Atlanta star Phaedra Parks, is explaining what led to the lawsuit. And as predicted Kandi is saving most of her comments for their day in court!
"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," Kandi reveals in her statement. "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."
Kandi and co-plaintiff Rodney Richard (aka Don Vito), who is the co-writer and co-producer, are suing TuneCore along with Kim!
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"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….," Kandi goes on to explain to Hip Hollywood. "This is not a publicity stunt. I no longer wish for anyone to benefit from the work that Don Vito and I created.”
Kandi and Rodney are suing for "damages for copyright infringement due to Defendants’ unauthorized and unlawful licensing, distribution and sale of Plaintiffs’ creative works." Kim maintains she has already paid Kandi and Rodney a combined sum of around $23,000 for the song.
Kim also believes Kandi has no case and that Kandi is a famewhore using this as a publicity stunt to promote her spinoff, The Kandi Factory.
Don't be tardy for that day in federal court, Kim.
And I hope you got Kandi's money, baby (why am I hearing the ODB song in the background as I type this?)!
It will be interesting to see if Bravo continues to use the song as the title track for Kim's spinoff, Don't Be Tardy, in light of the lawsuit!
[Photo Credit: BravoTV.com]
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