Kimberly Wilkins better known as internet celebrity Sweet Brown, has reportedly started the process of suing Apple Inc. The famous iPod maker has sold a song that was created by a radio station using her likeness without her permission.
Sweet Brown was first discovered on a local news station. Her apartment building had caught on fire. Her humorous description of the event went viral and the phrase “Ain’t nobody got time for that” became famous seemingly overnight.
Employees of the Bob Rivers Show on KFOR called Sweet Brown the day after the apartment fire to ask her a few questions. The radio station put her phrases and words over a song. The day after the song debuted on the radio, the song was for sale on iTunes the next day.
The lawsuit states, “At no time did Sweet Brown consent or agree to have her name, likeness, voice, statements, photograph used in connection with any products, songs, video productions, merchandise, goods, advertisements or solicitations for merchandise, goods or service,”
Brown is seeking $15 million dollars in damages from Apple. She has been a very popular staple on shows like Bravo’s Watch What Happens Live and will make her big screen debut in Tyler Perry’s A Madea Christmas.
So what do you think? Does Apple have any time for Sweet Brown? Sound off in the comments!