I guess this is one bridge Kim Zolciak-Biermann has officially burned! 

Years after the release of Don't Be Tardy For The Party (which also spawned the name of Kim's two spinoffs), the original writer of the song Kandi Burruss is suing Kim for nonpayment!

Kandi was shown writing the song on Real Housewives of Atlanta. She also produced the song for Kim. Several times she tried to recoup monies owed to her for both royalties and production/writing fees. Kim made a ton of excuses and then used the money to buy wigs, cigs, and other Kim necessities, like self-tanner and booze. 


Courthouse News reports that Kandi filed a suit in federal court claiming Kim "illegally licensed and distributed a song" Kandi wrote with co-plaintiff Rodney Richard! The song was also removed from iTunes because of legal issues; it has since been reinstated with new album artwork. 

Uh-oh! Kim's been bragging about how many millions her new mansion is worth; well good ol' Wigs n Cigs better have money where her mouth is, cause lord knows – Kim's mouth often writes checks that her husband bank can't cash. 

The RHOA reunion is currently taping – both Kandi and Kim are attending – so this should be veeeeeerrreee interesting! In addition to this Kim is also battling it out in court with her parents! 

And just a little clarification on the history of the song since there seems to be some confusions. Yes, it was originally a country song. According to my research Kim purchased the rights from the original writer and is therefore able to rework the song how she sees fit – aka destroy it. 

Kim then hired Kandi to write the song. Kandi rewrote the lyrics and music, but they used the original refrain, "Don't be tardy for the party…" Kandi is the writer & producer of the CURRENT version of Don't Be Tardy.

At some point, Kim also had her 'girlfriend' DJ Tracy rework the musical portion of the song when iTunes pulled it for copyright since one of the producers was (is?) also taking legal action against Kim. Kim reissued the song as "Tardy For The Party" and got new album art, but kept the same lyrics (written by Kandi), so it's back on iTunes. 

Since Kandi is the CURRENT writer of the song – not Kim's daughter as she would like us to believe – she is at least owed a co-writer's credit and royalties. We'll see how it plays out and will be giving more details as they emerge. 

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UPDATE: Kim has cryptically addressed the matter on twitter: 

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And some people will do anything for money – including scamming their friends and taking advantage of people left and right to get their way. Right, Kim