Kim is fighting back! After being hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit by Atlanta Housewife Kandi Burruss over the song, "Tardy for the Party," her rep spoke to the Daily News about the lawsuit alleging that it’s “a publicity stunt” for Burruss’ new show, The Kandi Factory.
Kim’s rep claims that the song was written way before Kandi joined the cast in Season 2 and, “the most important person who was involved with the song, who helped originate the song, is Kim’s daughter (Brielle), who’s lost in all of this.”
That’s not to say that Kandi didn’t contribute to the song. Kim’s camp admits that the song was originally a country tune that got changed when Kandi signed on to revamp it. Furthermore, Kim’s rep alleges that Kandi and co-songwriter Rodney Richard who also filed suit have been paid more than $23,000 for the song.
“There’s no merit to this case,” the rep sniffed. “The perception that Kandi and her co-writer are giving is that they have been paid nothing for the song and that Kim is inexperienced and holding out. All of those things are just the opposite.”
And as far as their friendship which obviously has taken a downward turn the rep says, “Nobody is happy that a friendship comes to this and Kim has a family and she’s trying to be a good example to her kids and other people that are watching. But there’s another lesson that is just as important and that is standing up for yourself when you believe that you’ve been wronged and that’s what’s happening here.”
Tell us: whose side are you on?
Yes your right that is whats happing here candy is standing up for whats right. Kim has walked all over her just to get what she wanted an now candy has done it , kim don't need her anymore !! This is how she is if she sees there is nothing u can offer her then she don't care about ya , but the min she thinks u can r it may make her look good then she is ya best friend . Come on now that nene is some body oh she wants to be friends lmfao i hate fake ass friends like her . Candy was good to her no one would work with her cuz they new she could not sing but candy came in did it with no money from kim an made her sound good , it is candy that put her on the map when it comes to singing . As kim said at one time candy made my dream come true i dont care at all about the money if i dont get a penny more it was about makeing my dream come true an i could never thank her a naught for that !! Ok well what happened to that ya care now lol
SORRY KIM.....LOVE YA BUT YOU HAVE NO TALENT.....AT LEAST SINGING TALENT AND YOU SHOULD HAVE PAID YOUR BILLS. KANDI DOESNT RUN A CHARITY.
If Kim "gave" her the song to revamp/produce (which is what is said to have happened), then it doesn't matter who was involved in it before. Kandi produces and she produced! Done! You took the song, gave it to her, and she took her resources and staff to perform a service. Without getting trashy, I wish Troy would step up and encourage Kim to just settle with Kandi. Kandi, I believe, would be fair and settle and have your friendship again (over time). Kandi is not greedy. In fact, you should have just paid her and she could have written you another song to make even more money! She WAS on your side and you blew it over chump chang. Sad. It just seems your luck has been dying down ever since this started. Fans really want you to pay Kandi. This will cost you fans and opportunities. I wouldn't downplay this.
Actually it was Nene who came up with the song concept in the first place tardy for the party was Nene's idea (Nene sung it much better too than Kim could ever sing it) - Kim put a country spin on it as she tried to make a country album and failed as they knew she couldnt sing (remember the singing teacher telling her she needs to take singing lessons then try again later and Kim was offended by the singing teachers remarks) , and Kandy after joining the next season changed it up and helped Kim record it. If anyone should be sueing it should be Nene as she was the one who got ripped off by Kim and Kandi. But Kandi should have been paid for her work on remixing and rewriting the song for Kim as it was all Kandis doing that got it on itunes for Kim. Kim cant sing at all has zero talent and her song sold cos is was a novelty song from the success of the show - nothing more nothing less.
Legal or not Kim should have given Kandi a cut because lets face it, no one would have given Kim a shot a singing. Kim can't sing period. It Kandi's talent and arrangement people that even got the song to evolve. A verbal agreement can be just as powerful as a written agreement.
Kim should just be sued for singing the song. And Kandi should just take this headache as a lesson learned. No contract no working, whether it's fun or not.
IMHO, it's not a matter of whose side you're on or talent-no talent. That's all emotion. The fact is - Kandi screwed up and didn't cover herself legally from the beginning. Only Kandi knows why she let this happen, nevertheless it happened. Here's the problem, she couldn't let it go...something these housewives are so inclined to constantly say to each other. It appears that she's letting this one mistake in her life gnaw away at her present happiness. That's too bad. We all make mistakes and some of them cost us a lot of money - but the lesson learned is invaluable. If I were Kandi's friend or family member, I'd encourage her to drop this mess and move forward. But, she is on the RHWofA and they all need a storyline.
I believe kim should have to pay kandi, I don't think the song was recorded befor kandi can in on this we seen kim left out nene, kim would cut kandi out too. glad to see she is taking to court and hopeful for kandi to win that $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$..
Kandi needs to settle this for once in all in court. Kim made a promise to pay Kandi at the one Reunion. Kandi did have a cointract which was verbal will uphold in court.
belleLA ITA. I am surprised that there are some people actually coming to Kim's defense. However, according to my understanding, it is a copyright issue where the song was taken down by Kandi and then reinstated by Kim through Itunes. So if the song is just a "4yr" old song as Kim states, then why did she put in the effort to continue the distribution of the song unless she is stilling receiving money from the continue distribution? I am calling BS on this one.
Kim has NO TALENT! She used her friendship with Kandi to put her NON-SINGER CAREER on the map!! Once Kandi worked her magic with Kim and the song, Kim thought she was LARGER THAN LIFE. Let's see who picks her non-singing butt up and how far she will go now. Kim was more than shocked when the song took off like it did!
Where's the contract giving Kandi the rights? And, I poignantly recall Kim playing to song to NeNe way before Kandi came along. Funny how it is coming up now - really? All Kandi is doing is laying around lamenting about this? I don't know about that!
sevogirlkim played the cd that kandi had mad. I don't belive the song was recorded before kandi can in to play. and I belive kim should have to pay her..
correction Kim played the song to Nene AFTER Kandi put her touch on it...FYI Kandi told Kim NOT to play it to anyone but being the sneaky person that Kim is she went & played it anyway...
Kandi, the first mistake you made was "trusting" your friend, the second mistake is thinking she was your friend.
Team Kandi all the way, Kim should pay her with her no singing, no hold a note self. Now she wants to bring her daugther into it. Tacky, Tacky, Tacky. Never cared for Kim and never will. Kandi should take the name back also. Kim loves to play ms. innocent. Now that she is married with children she is so perfect, people get married everyday. Remember where you came from Kim. I am so over Kim and no I will not be watching her spinoff. She need to spin right on away.
On the last reunion Andy asked if Candy had got paid and she said no, Candy said she did not want to talk about it, Andy estimated it, the balance to be 40 thousand something so far from iTunes alone based on Kim's estimate. Bravo plays Tardy for the party all the time...I'm sure Candy was irked hearing the song was playing here and there also, ithink the only reason Kim gave Candy the 20 something thousand she split with the other dude who produced it was because Candys camp sent her something. Kim's an awful singer with auto tune.
I'm still in shock that BRAVO has given Kim her own show. That's one I won't be watching. I thought the wedding one was it, now she's taking up more air time.
Kim lies too damn much and doesn't like to admit when she's wrong. She will have to pay up. Better go get Kroy's checkbook.
On Kandi's side DUH!!! Kim is a low class loser... She has zero manners and morals... For Kim to hold out this long just shows what a trifling low life she is. Kandi is the producer and writer. Kandi has the studio and the ability to change this monkey with a wigs voice to make it sound like a pop song. Kim did nothing but walk around on stage with her cellulite swishing in the wind. I am not a fan of Kandi's but Kandi definitely deserves retribution and should be paid for this song, attorney fees and money for her troubles and stress.
Yes somewhere there is the truth. Given Kim's history with stretching the truth, I tend to think that Kandi has some valid points as well. I think BRAVO should obtain the rights to flim the civil trial. That would very interesting to watch. Kim has played the victim and take people for a ride for a far too long.
I am on Kandi, said did you not here how Kim sound like a horse dying in mourning alot of things I hate bout the show dont Kim dont know how to move are get movers and other things, Kandi got the know how and the hook up I JUST WISH PEOPLE with money learn how to mange right like Kandi,and KANDI DON'T WORRY CHILD GOD GOT YOU THAT GAL CAN'T SING A BEAN
How come Kandi didn't get upset at Kim performing Tardy for the Party when she asked Kim to go on tour to promote Kandi's new album? Seems to me all that "cash" Kandi's spending is not enough and is now desperate so she needs to sue after all these years! I actually see it pathetic and bad Karma..I would let it go and keep reaping the good things coming into Kandi's life.
MangoBeach You can all bash Kim as much as you want, but I think that it's also important to remember that when Kandi joined the show, her music career basically didn't exist. She came onto the show to try to revive it. Working on this song with Kim & having Kim tour with her to promote her own album, resurrected Kandi's music career. I think Kandi should take that into consideration & forget about this lawsuit.
Kandi has had a music career since the early to mid 90's she wrote most of excapes songs, and she wrote music for destiny's child, and tlc, not to mention the other groups she written for. So for anybody to say Kandi aint had no music career before this show is a babbling idiot that don't know anything past the bullshit put on so called "reality tv". Don't ever get it twisted, Kandi, is the only one on the show that was relevant and known before the show came out.
MangoBeach you need to look at Kandi's net worth it is 35 million and Kim's is only 500 thousand so that is not true
nanalious01 KIM WOULD NOT BE WERE SHE IS WITHOUT NENE, AND KANDI WAS THE ONLY ON WHO WAS ON HER SIDE, BESIDE SHEREE AFTER SHEREE HAD TRIED TO PULL THAT WIG OFF, KANDI SHOULD HAVE KNOWN BETTER TO TRY TO BE FRIENDS WOTH KIM, LOOK HOW SHE DID NENE, KIM HAS BECOME MORE OF A BITCH SINCE SHE GOT WITH KORY, MAYBE SHE DOESN'T LIKE HER "BLACK" FRIENDS ANYMORE SINCE SHE GOT WITH KORY, SHE ONLY FRIENDS WITH SWEETIE, BECAUSE SHE IS THE HELP.
nanny1955 AND WHAT WILL SHE do if he leave her haahaa, go back to big pappa oh she spent his loot, and the mall is close so I hear,
kims4love Kim only uses people for what they can do for her at the time. If they play no benefit to her, she has no use for them. Remember when you date someone else husband, you will do anything to get what you want.
Anyone who heard Kim "singing" before the final product would give all the money to Kandi and her team! On her own, Kim would never have had a hit!
I wish Kandi well in her pursuit of this matter. I know that only God can work miracles and He certainly worked one through Kandi because Kim cannot carry a tune in a bucket! I do caution Kandi for future to ALWAYS make a contract friend or no friend. Unfortunately money and fame turns friends into frienimies.
Im on kandi's side. You can see whay was going on clear as day if you actually watched the show. Kandi confronted kim and even broke down in the midst of the conversation because they're supposed to be friends and she's being playedto the left. Its not about nobody the kandi factory because it's not a new show. Its another season. Nobody is going to go through all of that if they've actually been paid. Especially kandi, the one female making the most money out of everyone else on the show. Its just all about principal.
Kandi you are so overdue in suing her hind end. She never thought you were a friend any more than she could use you. Her and Kroy are such phony, self centered people. You saw how she treated her Mother for showing her daughter's home to her family for God's sake. Any one that would treat there Mother like that, is simply not anyone I would trust to be a friend. You learned your lesson Kandi. Business is business. When you do business with friends, make sure the paperwork is in place. That way the expectations are laid out clearly. And if someone is out to screw you, you'll know it before hand when they won't sign on the dotted line. But honestly, since you are doing well, I can't imagine an amount of money that would make it worthwhile to deal with her, even though you are completely within your right to do so.
Well she used this "song" for both reality shows on her own. She should have done the right thing from the start. Kandi told her in the last reunion when she was pregnant with her first child, and was clearly upset about it, I think they were good friends at once point. I think Kim lives too large for her pocketbook.
Look I like Kim but reality is Brielle at 10 yrs old could did not write that song... it's all there on film where Kandi showed Kim the lyrics to the song which Kandi thought should be sung as a country song but because Kim didn't like the country sound Kandi switched it up ... that was also the reason NeNe didn't want to sing the song cuz it was country .... so reality is Kim owes Kandi and NeNe didn't want to sing the song so ppl shouldn't be on Kim for making it without her .... Come on Kim you know what's right and just pay Kandi what you owe her and get it over with ..... No one else would give you a chance to sing and she did..
It's about time Kandi finally has stood up for this. Kim can't sing and Kandi made that song the "hit" it was. Kandi put her big girl panties on; go for it!!!
Blah Blah Blah!! Not interested in anything Kim has to say!! Why is Kim always the common denominator in these type of issues?! Please!! She wasn't even the person who actually picked out the song to sing! NeNe picked it out!! Kim wasn't even interested in that song!
Not enough info given to determine who's side to be on. How much is she suing for and for what exactly is she suing for?