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‘Check the Court Records’: Kim Zolciak-Biermann Fires Off at a Fan Who Accused Her of Stealing the Name of Her Reality Show from Kandi Burruss

Kim Zolciak-Biermann is clapping back at a fan who claimed the 42-year-old reality star stole the name of her hit reality show “Don’t Be Tardy” from Kandi Burruss.

During season 2 of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” Kandi co-wrote and produced a track for Kim tilted “Tardy for the Party.” Nielsen SoundScan reported that the song sold over 101,000 downloads around the time of its’ premiere. Kandi claimed during seasons 3 and 4 of “RHOA” that Kim withheld payments for her services on the track. Kandi filed a lawsuit against Kim in season 5 for copyright infringement, which happened to be the same season Kim quit to go film her spinoff show “Don’t Be Tardy.”

Kim Zolciak-Biermann responds to a fan who claims she stole “Tardy for the Party” by Kandi Burruss. (Photos: @kimzolciakbiermann/Instagram, @bravotv/Instagram)

Bravo announced in a Thursday, Aug. 13, Instagram post that season 8 of “Don’t be Tardy” will premiere on Oct. 6. This season Kim and her husband Kroy Biermann, along with their six children, will travel across the country in a RV.

A social media user expressed the idea that the show should not air, considering that the song Kandi wrote for Kim is similar to the name of her show. She wrote underneath the post: “Bravo: We are committed to confronting racism in all forms. It’s not a moment it’s a movement. Also Bravo: but are we still going to air Kim Kim Zolciak’s show named for a song she stole from a black woman on national TV😐😐.” Kim responded: “check the court records baby before your spread lies she was overpaid and judge threw it out of court!!!💋💋.”

Kim Zolciak-Biermann (left) and Kandi Burruss (right). (Photos: @kimzolciakbiermann/Instagram, @kandi/Instagram)

According to The Wrap, a judge at the United States District Court in the Northern District of Georgia ruled in favor of Kim in October 2013 and dismissed the case after deciding that Kandi failed to produce enough evidence of copyright infringement.


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