Sweet Brown is the nickname of Kimberly Wilkins, an Oklahoma City resident who became an internet sensation in 2012 after her interview with a local news station went viral. She uttered the catchphrase “Ain’t nobody got time for that” while describing her escape from a fire in her apartment complex. Since then, she has appeared in several commercials, TV shows, and movies, and has also launched her own businesses. However, she has also faced some legal challenges and privacy issues, and has maintained a low profile in recent years. This article will explore her rise to fame, her post-viral career, and her current status.
Rise to Viral Fame
Sweet Brown’s fame began on April 8, 2012, when she was interviewed by KFOR News Channel 4 after a fire broke out in her apartment building. She said that she woke up to get a cold pop, but then smelled smoke. She ran out of her apartment, leaving behind her shoes and her phone. She also said that she had bronchitis, and exclaimed “Ain’t nobody got time for that!” The video of her interview was uploaded to YouTube, and quickly gained millions of views. Her catchphrase became a popular meme, and was remixed into songs, parodies, and mashups.
Lawsuit against Apple
In April 2013, Sweet Brown sued Apple, a radio show, and several other parties for selling a song called “I Got Bronchitis” on iTunes, which used her catchphrase and her voice without her consent. She claimed that she was exploited and defamed, and sought $15 million in damages. However, the lawsuit was dismissed six months later, after she failed to provide documents to the court. Her lawyers also withdrew from the case, leaving her to represent herself.
Commercials and TV appearances
Sweet Brown capitalized on her popularity by starring in a series of local commercials for various businesses, such as a dentist, a lawyer, and a home seller. She also made appearances on national TV shows, such as The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and Tosh.0. She was featured in a web redemption segment on Tosh.0, where she learned fire safety tips and met a firefighter. She also played a cameo role in a parody trailer on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where she was portrayed by Queen Latifah.
Sweet Brown also pursued acting opportunities, and landed a role in Tyler Perry’s 2013 movie A Madea Christmas. She played a character named Lola, who worked at a department store and said part of her catchphrase during an interview at the end of the movie. She also appeared in a short film called The Adventures of Sweet Brown, where she played herself and went on a quest to find her cold pop.
Sweet Brown also launched her own businesses, such as a barbecue sauce line called “Oh Lord Jesus It’s a Fire” and a game app called “Sweet Brown’s Run for Your Life”. She also wrote a book called Ain’t Nobody Got Time for That: The Sweet Brown Story, where she shared her life story and her advice for success. She also created a website, where she sold merchandise and offered motivational speaking services.
Presence on social media
Sweet Brown has maintained a presence on social media, where she has thousands of followers on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. She often posts inspirational messages, photos, and videos, and interacts with her fans. She also promotes her products and events, and shares news and updates about her life.
However, Sweet Brown has also faced some privacy concerns, as she has been harassed and stalked by some people who recognized her from her viral video. She said that she had to change her phone number several times, and that she had to move to a different apartment. She also said that she had to be careful about who she trusted, and that she had to protect her identity and her family. She said that she wanted to live a normal life, and that she did not want to be famous.
Sweet Brown is an example of how a viral video can change someone’s life in unexpected ways. She went from being an ordinary woman to a celebrity overnight, and she took advantage of the opportunities that came her way. She also faced some challenges and difficulties, and she tried to balance her fame and her privacy. She is still active and involved in various projects, but she is also cautious and humble. She is a person who has time for many things, but not for things that do not matter.