Oh no, Sweet Brown! Say it ain’t so! It looks like she is suing Apple for $15 million over her using her catchphrases without her permission, according to NewsOne.

The Bob Rivers Show, which is a radio program, made a song called “I Got Bronchitis”, and used bits from the interview that made her famous. They started selling the song in April 2012 on iTunes. According to Business Insider, “the radio program and its owner falsely advertised that Sweet Brown had given her consent for the radio station to use her voice and likeness in the song.

According to Sweet Brown’s complaint, produced the song with samples from Wilkins’ interview with the local TV-news station. The song sampled phrases like, “Ain’t nobody got time for that,” “Ran for my life,” and “Oh, Lord Jesus it’s a fire.”

The lawsuit was actually filed back in June 2012 under the name Kimberly “Sweet Brown” Wilkins. In addition to Apple, she is suing about five other parties.

It also looks as though her lawyers no longer want to be on the case, so Sweet Brown, along with co-complainant Sparkell Adams, will be representing themselves in this matter.

iTunes has since taken down the song.

Do you think Sweet Brown deserves to win? Or is this just a ploy to get more money?

Originally seen on TheUrbanDaily.com 

7 thoughts on “She’s Got Time For Lawsuits!: Sweet Brown Sues Apple

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  2. Myron on said:

    First, the news and the media made a complete mockery out of this woman & now that her interview has become a nationwide hit and has brought monetary compensation to many people who are using her interview to make songs & videos, SHE DESERVES CREDIT AS WELL! I’ll be d***ed if you have me look like a complete idiot all over the internet and not pay me for my embarrassment! The devil is a lie!

  3. Nicole on said:

    You asked, is she trying to get more money? “More Money” indicates she has been compensated for the mass exploitation and she has not. Many have profited off that interview but her. They knew they were doing something wrong because they lied and said they got her permission. Why lie? They wanted to profit and not pay.

    • It doesn’t matter if she can, or can’t. If she’s owed compensation she should get it. They were banking on her not knowing better.

      • See, that’s where you’re wrong. It does matter. Otherwise, she’d know better than to try to represent herself in a multi million dollar law suit.

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