What became of Sweet Brown?
Kimberly Wilkins, also known as Sweet Brown, happened to be in the right place at the right moment to become an internet celebrity. Her statement, “Ain’t nonentity received period for that!” reached viral, earning millions of opinions on YouTube. Having that many people watching you can change your life. So, what’s new in her life?
She filed a lawsuit against Apple.
About to Business Insider, it all began in 2012, when The Bob Rivers Show transformed Sweet Brown’s now-famous statement hook into a piece dubbed “I Called Bronchitis.” The slogans that made her famous were not only featured in the song, but the show also sampled the video, recycling both her voice and image.
Sweet Brown pointed a suit, asserting that not solely was the song for deal and that The Bob Rivers Show was benefiting off her, but that she never conveyed her agreement for the tape to be broadcast — despite what the radio station stated. She was seeking $15 million in damages, but her accusations against Apple were dubious from the start. Because Apple removed the song momentarily behind the protest was presented, they were protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act, departing only the radio dramatization.
Six months after the lawsuit was announced, NewsOK reported that the accusations had been dropped. They stated that it was done without prejudice, implying that the claim might be refiled, and that it was done because she failed to deliver documentation to the court when requested. There are no more details on the requested documents’ contents, but the dismissal also came after her counsel quit the case, leaving her and her co-complainant, Sparkell Adams, to fight for themselves.
She’s been making commercials
Sweet Brown capitalised on her fame by appearing in a series of local television commercials after she became viral. She did find time to appear in a commercial for an attorney named Brian Loncar, have her toothache treated by Shortline Dental, and participate in an advertisement for 18002SellHomes.
Although they are all small, local commercials, Sweet Brown’s popularity as an internet sensation has clearly had an impact: the commercial for 18002SellHomes has more than 500,000 views since it was posted to YouTube on May 12, 2012; she assisted Shortline Dental in amassing nearly 8 million views since their commercial was posted on February 6, 2013; and even though her commercial for the attorney — posted February 27, 2013 — is lagging behind with only a little over 85,000 views, People clearly have time for that!
She was on Tosh.0
Sweet Brown had the opportunity to redeem herself on an episode of Comedy Central’s Tosh.0 on October 9, 2012. She was included in a Season 4 Web Deliverance outbreak, where she communicated what she’d understood from her lawsuit to celebrity: fire protection.
Sweet Brown, dressed in a convincing superhero outfit for a piece titled “Sweet Brown’s Urban Fire Safety Tips,” prevented kids from squandering water from a fire hydrant and put an end to a whole slew of fire risks… because, after all, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.” It’s unknown whether she thought she received her atonement.
Queen Latifah portrayed her, and Beyonce quoted her.
Few somebody can say they’ve been played by somebody as well-known as Queen Latifah, but that’s actually what transpired to Sweet Brown – turn to Jimmy Kimmel. Kimmel assembled a very amazing ensemble of actors in 2014 to share their take on what would happen if some of the most popular viral videos were made into real motion films. Sweet Brown (Queen Latifah) announced a youthful Barack Obama to race for president, but when questioned why, she refused to respond, saying, of study, “Ain’t nothing reached period for that.”
She was also on hand to exact some retaliation. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it had been a year since Matt Damon took over Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and no late-night commentator worth his salt overlooks something like that. Kimmel used Damon’s drawing to introduce the real Sweet Brown, who uttered her famous quip.
Sweet Brown was mentioned by none other than Beyonce, as if being played by Queen Latifah wasn’t enough. When Extra confronted her about the power outage that followed her Super Bowl halftime performance, she responded with a viral video-inspired, “Lord Jesus, it’s a fire!” (via 97.9 The Box).
She briefly served as a celebrity spokesman.
Sweet Brown did some work as an official celebrity spokesman, albeit briefly, in addition to appearing in some small-time, local television ads. The videotape has since been removed, but according to SFGate, she stood engaged by WePay, a smallish startup business, in February 2013. The startup intended to compete with behemoths like PayPal, and exploited Sweet Brown’s tagline to emphasise how much faster their service was than their competitors’.
The viral video phenomenon was formally represented by Sparkell Adams, who was also involved in her lawsuit against Apple, according to the paper’s brief story. Unfortunately for her, her career as a company spokeswoman appears to have been cut short, as there are no more reports of such work coming her way.
She got cast in a Tyler Perry film Fame has its advantages, and for Sweet Brown, one of them is an IMDb page. While she’s largely been in demand for simply being herself, her most notable role is as herself in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.
It had been a year since the video that made her famous when she chatted with theGrio. When asked what it was like to make her big screen debut, she had nothing but praise for Perry. “Tyler is so awesome,” she said Chris Witherspoon, a reporter. “He’s merely wonderful.” I’d love to cooperate with him besides. He simply makes you feel at ease.”
They also discussed briefly about a potential reality television show called The Sweet Brown’s. The show was supposedly already in development at the time, and she had also landed a role in what was characterised as a female version of The Hangover. That was in May 2014, though, and with no knowledge on Sweet Brown’s involvement in either assignment, it’s secure to think they’ve lost by the wayside.
She attempted to create a BBQ sauce company.
Sweet Brown’s venture into food merchandising appears to have followed in the footsteps of her film career. In 2013, she founded Sweet Brown Foods LLC and launched a Facebook page to advertise the Sweet Brown’s Lord Jesus It’s a Fire BBQ Sauce.
The last post, however, was in July 2013, and with only a handful of likes and a link to a website that no longer exists, it appears that this was yet another business prospect that was rapidly burned. There are only a few posts spread out over a few days, and the few likes they received seemed to imply that people weren’t quite as eager to get on the BBQ sauce bandwagon as she had planned.
In addition to her BBQ sauce, she had a slew of other projects in the works when she spoke with NBC Channel 4 in Amarillo, Texas. She also proposed launching a clothing line, as well as establishing an organisation committed to combating obesity and bullying, anxiety, post-partum depression, and anything else that people simply didn’t have time for. According to the interview, her sauce was supposed to hit WalMart and Kroger stores, and while there’s no sign of it anymore, her intentions were admirable. “I’m endeavoring to operate it for exemplary,” she explains. “I’m not endeavoring to complete anything extraordinary; I’m merely endeavoring to spread some positivity.”
You can still sort of follow her on Twitter.
Sweet Brown is still on Twitter, despite the fact that most of her grandiose ideas have regrettably failed. There is always connection knowledge for anyone inquisitive in preparing Sweet Brown for an impression, but given that she keeps’t published anything since 2014, it’s difficult to understand what’s going on in her world these days. Sweet Brown’s fate was the most puzzling when Life and Style Mag performed a round-up of what happened to some of the internet’s biggest viral stars.
They said that since all of her social media profiles’ updates decreased — or ceased — no one knows what happened to her. However, rumour has it that she is still residing in the same apartment complex as the now-famous fire.
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