Great news for Antoine Dodson! Even though people were making fun of him for the way he talked during a news interview, Antoine made a good amount of money from the video and was able to move his family out of a dangerous part of town.
Dodson told people on the news to “hide your kids, hide your wife, and hide your husband because they’re raping everybody out here.” Dodson was furious that an intruder broke into his house and attempted to rape his sister. YouTube power users The Gregory Brothers took the video interview and added some auto-tune to it, making the video into a song called “Bed Intruder.” This song was sold on iTunes for $0.99 and even climbed to the top of the Billboard charts.
The Gregory Brothers split the profits 50-50 with Dodson. The Bed Intruder video was viewed over 22 million times on YouTube too. Dodson did not say how much he made, but he said “We made enough to move and get a house.” With the extra cash, Dodson said he plans to finish school.
“I signed up to finish my associate’s degree in business,” said Dodson. “That was I can take everything to the next level and be on a more professional level.” Dodson said he would like to open up either a salon or a hotel.