Sweet Brown is a pseudonym used by Kimberly Wilkins, an Oklahoma City resident who was interviewed by local news station KFOR News Channel 4 after evacuating from her apartment building that was set on fire. Her emphatic testimony of the chaotic scene quickly led to massive exposure on YouTube , similar to those of Antoine Dodson and Eccentric Witness Lady. On the morning of April 7th, , a three-alarm fire broke out at an Oklahoma City apartment complex in Oklahoma, leaving one person hospitalized for smoke inhalation and five units damaged. Brown then proceeded to run out of the apartment without shoes. The clip was first uploaded to YouTube  by KFOR employee Ted Malave on the same day , however, another version uploaded by YouTuber lucasmarr  on April 9th became the most shared version to date, gaining over 1 million views and over , Facebook shares  within 48 hours. The video was reposted on Tosh. On April 12th, NBC conducted a follow-up interview  with both Sweet Brown and her son, who were apparently shocked by the amount of YouTube views her original news report had received. On April 13th, lucusmarr, who uploaded the original new clip 4 days prior, found Sweet Brown via her son. According to the article, Wilkins filed her first complaint against "I Got Bronchitis," a remix based on audio samples from her KFOR news interview clip shown below , which became available for purchase via Apple's iTunes store in April While the song has been since taken down from iTunes, the suit has since moved to the United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma and remains pending.
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Kimberly Wilkins — better known to the world as Sweet Brown — was in the right place at the right time to become an internet sensation. Her declaration of, "Ain't nobody got time for that! Having that many people watching you is life-changing. So, what has changed in her life? Sweet Brown filed a lawsuit, saying that not only was the song up for sale and that The Bob Rivers Show was making a profit from her, but that she definitely never gave her consent for the clip to be used — even though the radio station claimed that she had. Since Apple removed the song immediately after the complaint was filed, they were protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, and that just left the radio show itself.
Charles E. Williams, writing for the Huffington Post , opined that the humor evoked by Sweet Brown's interview should stay within the confines of the black community, linking it to the " code-switching " phenomenon W. Du Bois spoke of. In April , Sweet Brown sued Apple for selling a song called "I Got Bronchitis " on iTunes for profit, using catchphrases uttered by her in the video, such as "Ain't nobody got time for that? In March , variety show Jimmy Kimmel Live did a parody of the video in the style of a film trailer. The plot is Sweet Brown going through important moments in history and being responsible for things such as Barack Obama getting into politics and Steve Jobs founding Apple.
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