Real Housewives of Atlanta Lawsuit: Kandi Burruss Sues Kim Zolciak

Burruss claims copyright infringement for the song "Tardy for the Party."

Posted: 03/14/2013 09:00 AM EDT
Kandi Burruss, Kim Zolciak

Drama is brewing between castmates of Real Housewives of Atlanta, and this time it has nothing to do with NeNe Leakes

Kandi Burruss is suing her co-star Kim Zolciak for copyright infringement, RadarOnline.com reports. The suit stems from a song the two made together called "Tardy for the Party," known to fans of the show as an awkward anthem that became a viral hit. 

The twist? Burruss is being represented by her RHOA co-star and celebrity attorney Phaedra Parks.

The lawsuit, filed in Atlanta on March 12, contends that Burruss wrote "Tardy for the Party" for Zolciak but never received proper credit or compensation. Burruss's partner Rodney Richard, who co-wrote the tune, is also suing Zolciak. Burruss and Richard are also asking for a complete accounting of the revenue from sales of the track. 

The dispute about the song became a story plot on the reality show, and Burruss even wrote about the situation in a blog on Bravo’s Web site. "I hardly got anything from 'Tardy for the Party.' That is the truth," she wrote. "I am not mad about it. I really blame myself because I didn’t handle my business correctly."

Looks like she learned her lesson. 

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